This is the second a whole bunch of buyers fled in terror as a Pasay City politician was shot lifeless outside the SM Southmall in Las Piñas City right this moment (Saturday, August 5).

Pictures and movies shared on Twitter additionally confirmed folks cowering in terror as rumours circulated that the mall had been stormed by three gunmen who had taken hostages.

Shoppers trapped contained in the mall take cowl

Later experiences revealed that the gunshots got here from outside one of many mall entrances, the place Councillor Borbie Rivera, aged 39, had been gunned down. It is believed his safety crew returned fireplace on the assailants, who had been using in tandem on a motorbike.

Pasay City Councillor Borbie Rivera

The sufferer was taken to Asian Hospital in Alabang the place he was declared lifeless on arrival.

Councillor Rivera was confined to a wheelchair after surviving a earlier gun assault on June 23. Rivera and one in every of his safety aides sustained a number of gunshot wounds after had been they ambushed outside the Titan Z International Bar on President Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard in Pasay City.

In 2015 was jailed on a homicide charge, however launched after a court docket junked the case.

As nicely as being implicated in at the very least 9 murders, he had additionally been named as the “number-one” drug suspect in southern Metro Manila.

About one hour after the assault, the mall issued the next assertion: “There was an incident that happened in the driveway outside the mall involving a male customer. The customer was immediately attended to and taken to the nearby hospital accompanied by our emergency response team. The incident necessitated the temporary closure of that particular area to ensure the safety of the people in the vicinity. Our security, together with the local PNP has already declared the mall safe to be reopened. The mall is back to normal operations. A joint investigation with the PNP is currently ongoing.”

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Source: philippineslifestyle