Shooting incident could not defeat our spirit — Resorts World Manila

Friday, June 9th, 2017. Filed under: News Philippine News
Fire broke out on Friday at the Resorts World Manila casino where a gunman fired his weapon and set fire to casino tables causing panic among guests.  At least 54 people were brought to different hospitals after the attack.(MNS photo)

Fire broke out on Friday at the Resorts World Manila casino where a gunman fired his weapon and set fire to casino tables causing panic among guests. At least 54 people were brought to different hospitals after the attack.(MNS photo)

MANILA, June 2 (Mabuhay) — Travelers International Hotel Group Inc., the operator of Resorts World Manila, on Friday expressed grief over the recent shooting incident at its hotel and casino in PasayCity.

“This cowardly act of a deranged mind will not defeat the spirit on which Resorts World Manila was built,” the company said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange.

“This is a sad day for Resorts World Manila,” it added.

The company said that at approximately 12 midnight on June 2, 2017, a lone gunman barged into Resorts World Manila firing shots and setting gaming tables on fire.

“The company‚Äôs security, together with police authorities, launched a hot pursuit and at around 7 a.m. this morning, the gunman was found dead,” it said.

The company noted that the suspect has taken his own life by setting himself on fire followed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“As of this time, the Company has extended medical assistance to the 54 individuals who were taken to nearby hospitals,” it said.

“Our security team and Bureau of Fire Protection are currently conducting search and rescue operations on all floors,” it added.

The company said it regrets of several casualties, the number and identities of whom have yet to be determined.

“As soon as this information becomes available, we shall be informing their loved ones,” it said.

“We ask for your understanding during this difficult time,” the company emphasized. (MNS)

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