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Suspect in PMA gun attack dies

/ 11:31 PM September 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines—The Air Force man believed to have shot two soldiers inside the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in Baguio City has died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

Maj. Cherry Tindog, PMA spokesperson, said the Air Force “personnel who opened fire and shot himself passed away” around 2:24 p.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 30), hours after firing an M-16 rifle at two targets, in a barracks inside PMA.

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Airman Second Class Christopher Lim, the alleged gunman, had turned the M-16 rifle on himself after firing at two soldiers—Staff Sergeants Joefrey Turqueza and Vivencio Raton—on Tuesday (Sept. 28).

Turqueza died on the spot, while Raton was wounded in a scuffle with Lim.

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Lim and Raton were brought to Baguio General Hospital.

The PMA earlier said it was investigating the gun attack.

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