Incident at Manila complex was single gunman, now found and killed

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Smoke rises from the Resorts World Manila complex early Friday, June 2, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Gunshots and explosions rang out early Friday at a mall, casino and hotel complex near Manila’s international airport in the Philippine capital, sparking a security alarm amid an ongoing Muslim militant siege in the country’s south. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Philippines police chief Ronald Dela Rosa said that it appears that reports of gunshots and explosions at a entertainment complex in Manila was the work of a single gunman and that there is no indication he is linked with ISIL.

Hotel guests and employees leave the Resorts World Manila complex early Friday, June 2, 2017 in suburban Pasay city southeast of Manila, Philippines. Gunshots and explosions rang out early Friday at a mall, casino and hotel complex near Manila’s international airport in the Philippine capital, sparking a security alarm amid an ongoing Muslim militant siege in the country’s south. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Witnesses reported gunshots, explosions, and billowing smoke from the Resorts World Manila complex that includes a mall, casino, and hotel near Manila’s international airport. Fifty-four people were injured according to Philippines police chief.

Authorities confirmed the suspect is dead, however there are conflicting reports behind the cause of his death.

Interviewed on Phillipines radio, Dela Rosa said injuries sustained were mostly minor and from a stampede of people at the complex.

A source at one of the resorts told Reuters that employees were being evacuated and declined to give more details. He said police were now in full control of the situation.

Pictures circulated on social media of the resort, close to the city’s airport, of plumes of smoke pouring out of a building.

Resorts World Manila statement:

Resorts World Manila statement

Story by CGTN with information from the Associated Press and Reuters.