Tue. Jul 26th, 2022

Three killed in Philippines university shooting during graduation

A victim's body is removed from the scene of a shooting at the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon city, Philippines [Aaron Favila/AP Photo]

Reports say three people in the Philippines have been killed in an apparent targeted shooting at a graduation ceremony.

A former Mayor, Rose Furigay, is among the dead.  She was attending the graduation of her daughter, who was injured in the shooting in Quezon City.

The alleged gunman has been arrested.  He is thought to have been involved in a legal dispute with Furigay.

A bullet is marked by a police investigator at the scene in front of the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon city [Aaron Favila/AP Photo]

It can be recalled that school and university shootings are rare in the Philippines but killings of politicians are fairly common.

Correspondents report that the shooting happened at Ateneo de Manila University during an event for Law students and their families.

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