Monday, January 21, 2013

Cebu City justice hall shooting spree

Another tragic incident happened in the justice hall. A Canadian national, John Pope, killed 2 people and wounded an assistant prosecutor before turning the gun on himself in a shooting spree inside the Cebu City justice hall Tuesday morning. Dr. Rene Rafols, a pediatrician, and his lawyer Atty. Jovian Atiaf was shot by Pope and died on the spot. After shooting Rafols and Atiaf, Pope went to MTCC Branch 1 and shot Assistant City Prosecutor Matet Casiño and then shot himself after that. Both Pope and Casiño are now in critical condition.

Pope was charged by Rafols with malicious mischief and the incident happened on MTCC Branch 6 where the said case is being heard. Pope was also being sued for grave threat and illegal possession of firearms in various branches. Due to the shooting, all court proceedings in the hall of justice have been suspended.


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