A shooting at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) barracks on Tuesday afternoon, September 29, left one dead and two soldiers injured.
In a statement, the PMA said the shooting transpired at around 4:50 pm, when an “Air Force Airman Second Class went amuck and fired indiscriminately in their barracks.”
According to the report of the Baguio City police, the shooting incident involved shooter Airman 2nd Class Christopher Lim of the Philippine Air Force, who carried an M16 rifle into the B-1022 EP barracks of the PMA.
At the second floor of the building, Lim shot Staff Sergeants Joefrey Turqueza and Vivencio Raton. Turqueza died, while Raton was injured as he engaged in a scuffle with Lim.
Both Lim and Raton were injured from the fight and brought to a nearby hospital, while Turqueza was declared dead on the spot.
It is unclear what motivated Lim to shoot his colleagues.
“Investigation is still ongoing. The PMA is committed to an impartial investigation in order to shed light on the said incident,” the PMA said in its statement. – Rappler.com