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Philippines: N. Philippine shooting spree kills 9, injures 11


MANILA, (Xinhua): At least nine people were killed while 11 others were injured after a man went on a shooting rampage in northern Philippines, police said Friday.

Police identified the suspect as Ronald Bae who shot his neighbors in Tabon 1 village in Kawit town, Cavite.

Cavite provincial police chief Senior Supt. Alex Rafael said the victims of Bae included six-year-old Micaela Andrea Caimol, who is said to be his granddaughter; Alberto Fernandez, 55; Gilbert Toledo, 44; Al Orio, 20 and another child whose name was not immediately known.

Rafael said those injured also included children.

Bae himself was killed after he engaged responding policemen in a shootout.

Police said Bae had been drinking since Thursday night. At around 9:30 a.m. Friday, the suspect started shooting his neighbors using a .45-caliber pistol. The rampage lasted for almost 30 minutes.

Bae lost his electoral bid in the town of Kawit during the May 2010 elections. Local media reported that the suspect had marital problems.

Editor: Hou Qiang

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