Philippine officials say man fatally shoots 7 before being killed by police near Manila

Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine officials say a man has fatally shot seven people and wounded six before being shot dead by police in a town near the capital.

Cavite provincial Gov. Jonvic Remulla says the dead in Friday's rampage in Kawit township, 16 kilometres (10 miles) south of Manila, included a pregnant woman and 7-year-old girl.

Remulla says the gunman was Ronald Bae. A radio report citing a doctor says Bae was 30.

Remulla says Bae was originally from Kawit and returned Wednesday after leaving his wife.

Radio reports citing neighbours say Bae was drinking beer at a store in Kawit late Thursday. He left but later returned and began the shooting spree in the surrounding neighbourhood.

Police say they're looking for a man who helped Bae reload his gun during the spree.

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