The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) condemns the shooting incident that happened in front of Gate 3 of the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City late this afternoon that killed three individuals.

The identities of the victims are still being confirmed by the Philippine National Police (PNP) operatives who are already in the area to secure the premises, conduct investigation, and interview witnesses.

Based on the latest report from the PNP, the suspect, who has been identified as Chao Tiao Yumul of Lamitan City, Basilan, has already been arrested and is already under the custody of the police.

The DILG sincerely sympathizes with the family of the victims of this unfortunate incident as we assure them that we will strengthen the case against the suspect, file the necessary charges, and ensure that the suspect will languish behind bars.

We likewise commend PNP Quezon City Police District and the Anonas Police Station for their swift action that led to the immediate arrest of the suspect.

We will update the public on further developments on this case as we give our assurance that the DILG and the PNP are on top of this situation.

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