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Canadian gunman kills lawyer, plaintiff in Philippine court

Published on Jan 22, 2013 12:04 PM

MANILA (AFP) - A Canadian man shot dead two people including a lawyer in a Philippines courtroom Tuesday, using a pistol he smuggled inside the court as he went on trial for petty mischief, police said.

The Canadian man shot a local doctor who sued him, as well as the doctor's lawyer, and then turned the pistol on other people in the courtroom in the central city of Cebu, injuring a government prosecutor.

The suspect, who was not named, was also shot and wounded in the melee, regional police chief Marcelo Garbo said on local DZBB radio.

"We are investigating how the suspect managed to bring in the gun," Mr Garbo said.

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