Gun seized from Ateneo shooting suspect belongs to active soldier — QCPD
MANILA, Philippines — The .45-caliber pistol confiscated from the suspect in the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) shooting incident belongs to an active soldier, the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said Tuesday.
On Sunday afternoon, three individuals, including the former Mayor of Lamitan City in Basilan, were gunned down at the Areté complex inside the AdMU campus in Quezon City.
QCPD Director Brig. Gen. Remus Medina said a caliber .45 Rock Island pistol registered under an active soldier from Mindanao turned up among the belongings of the gunman, Chao Tiao Yumol.
“Sa record po, lumalabas na pagmamay-ari po siya ng isang active na Philippine army, so iniimbitahan natin siya para mag-submit ng mga dokumento para naman maliwanagan tayo kung bakit napunta itong baril kay Yumol,” Medina told INQUIRER.net over the phone.
(Our records show that the firearm owner is an active soldier from the Philippine Army, so we’ve invited him to present documents to explain how Yumol came to possess the gun.)
Yumol, who remains under the custody of the QCPD, faces charges of three counts of murder, frustrated murder, and malicious mischief.
Police also filed charges of violations of the Anti-Carnapping Act and the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition against the suspect.
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