Pasay—(PHStocks)—The following is the official statement of Resorts World Manila, the integrated resort operated by Travellers International Hotel Group Inc. (PSE: RWM), after a lone gunman attacked the resort at midnight Friday, June 2, setting fires to casino tables and firing at security personnel.
“This is a sad day for Resorts World Manila. At approximately 12 midnight on June 2, 2017, a lone gunman barged into Resorts World Manila, firing shots and setting gaming tables on fire. The company’s security, together with police authorities, launched a hot pursuit and at around 7 a.m. this morning, the gunman was found dead. He had taken his own life by setting himself on fire, followed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. As of this time, the company has extended medical assistance to the 54 individuals who were taken to nearby hospitals. Our security team and Bureau of Fire Protection are currently conducting search and rescue operations on all floors. It is with deep regret that we have been informed of several casualties, the number and identities of whom have yet to be determined. As soon as this information becomes available, we shall be informing their loved ones. We ask for your understanding during this difficult time. This cowardly act of a deranged mind will not defeat the spirit on which Resorts World Manila was built. With your prayers, we will overcome this tragedy.”