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3 killed as gunman opens fire on campus


A gunman opened fire on a university campus in the Philippine capital region on Sunday, killing a former town mayor and two others ahead of a graduation ceremony, police said.

The gunman had two pistols and a silencer and was captured in a car he commandeer­ed trying to escape the Ateneo de Manila University in suburban Quezon City, police said. He was blocked by witnesses and authoritie­s outside the university gates.

The university was put under lockdown and the graduation rite at the law school on campus was canceled, police said.

Investigat­ors were trying to determine a motive for the attack, but the Quezon City police chief said the suspect, apparently a medical doctor, had a longrunnin­g feud with Rosita Furigay, a former mayor of Lamitan town in southern Basilan province.

She died in the attack, along with her aide and a university guard. Furigay’s daughter, who was to attend the graduation, was wounded, a police report said.

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