The Washington Post
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.