Ever Gotesco Malls: Shooting near Commonwealth branch, shoppers inside safe
MANILA, Philippines — The Ever Gotestco Malls has assured shoppers inside its Commonwealth branch are safe after gunfires rang out early Wednesday evening near the mall in Quezon City.
A statement posted on the mall chain’s Facebook page indicated that they “secured all access to the mall” to make that shoppers inside while the incident happened are safe.
It also said it is now coordinating with authorities regarding “the current situation.”
Earlier, officers from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Station 6 in Batasan Hills confirmed to INQUIRER.net that a shooting incident was ongoing near the mall. Unconfirmed reports said the shooting incident occurred at a fast-food restaurant outside the mall’s premises.
“We have confirmed reports of a shootout that happened earlier outside of Ever Commonwealth. We have secured all access to the mall so all shoppers are safe inside,” Ever Gotesco Malls said.
“Our priority right now is to ensure the safety of the employees and the public. The management is closely coordinating with the PNP of the current situation. Please bear with us as we allow the authorities to handle the situation,” it added.
Ever Gotesco Malls also appealed to the public to refrain from sharing unverified information which may lead to confusion.
“For now, we hope for everyone’s cooperation to exercise caution in sharing unconfirmed information online. Thank you,” it added.
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