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7 killed in suspected drug-related feud in Philippines

7 killed in suspected drug-related feud in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police say gunmen have shot dead seven people including three teens and a pregnant woman in what they suspect is a feud involving illegal drugs.

Chief Superintendent Roberto Fajardo said Thursday one of four suspects in the Caloocan city shooting has been arrested, pinpointed by a survivor of the attack.

Fajardo, the district police chief, says a group of young men were dancing in a house that is reportedly a drug den when gunmen barged in Wednesday night and started shooting. The assailants then followed one of the men who fled to a nearby house, where a pregnant woman and her mother-in-law were killed.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been waging a brutal crackdown on drug users and dealers that has left thousands dead since June.

Updated : 2021-08-04 20:53 GMT+08:00