The Straits Times
Published on Jan 04, 2013

Shooting rampage in Philippines leaves 9 dead


MANILA (AP) - A man who was apparently intoxicated fatally shot eight people, including a pregnant woman, her 3-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old girl, before being shot dead by police Friday near the Philippine capital, officials said.

At least eight other people were wounded in the shooting rampage in Kawit township, about 16 kilometers south of Manila, Cavite provincial Gov. Jonvic Remulla said.

He identified the gunman as Ronald Bae, who was killed in a shootout with responding police.

It was not immediately clear why Bae went on the rampage, Remulla said. He said Bae left his Kawit neighborhood about a year ago after he lost an election for village chairman, and returned Monday because of a "marital problem" with his wife, whom he had left in northern Pampanga province before New Year's.