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UPDATES: Ongoing Hostage Situation at V-MALL Greenhills in San Juan City


Multiple shots were fired inside the VMall in Greenhills in San Juan City, Metro Manila just this morning.

In the photos shared by Jovy Medina Leonardo, a SWAT Team can bee seen preparing to storm the mall.

According to Leonardo, the mall was put on lockdown after the first shots were fired. They were barred from leaving the mall despite the fact that the perpetrator is still inside the mall.

"ATM: FIRING incident in broad daylight inside VMALL Greenhills. Thank GOD nakalabas kami agad ng mall kahit hinold ng security ang lahat ng entry and exit points," Leonardo said in her Facebook post.

She said she did not agree to remain inside the mall knowing the shooter is still at large. She said she argued with the security guards to let them out since it's more dangerous to remain inside.
"Hindi talaga ako pumayag na mag stay sa loob ng mall nung HINOLD ang mga customers. Told the guard, nasa loob pa ang suspect so mas delikado kung ihohold nyo kaming lahat," she added.

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SWAT TEAM IN THE AREA. VMall has been cordoned off from civilians.

Some netizens are saying that they were told the perpetrator is a disgruntled security guard of the mall.

"We were wondering why we weren’t allowed to enter Shoppesville. Guard just told us that it’s not safe inside. Then when we got back to the car, that’s when we saw the Vmall area closed down to cars. Guard in photo told us that there is a guard that went AWOL and is firing shots inside."
Photo credit to: Kirsten Lopez

Police and SWAT Teams around the premises of VMall Greenhills.


Netizen video taken at the scene:

More or less 30 people/ employees of the mall are now held hostage at the admin office of Vira Mall in Green Hills, San Juan by the mall's former guard, according to a San Juan Police informer.

A video emerged that was taken inside the mall.

It can be seen that an obviously injured man was being held-up onto a wheelchair. Panic and confusion can also be heard in the background.

San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora said in an interview that suspect has been identified as a disgruntled security guard formerly working in Greenhills Shopping Center. Based on initial info, he has a hostage has firearms, grenades. via PhilStar


Videos from CNN Philippines.


PANOORIN | Mga miyembro ng NCRPO SWAT team pinasok na ang V-Mall sa Greenhills, San Juan.


PANOORIN | San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora, dumating sa V-Mall sa Greenhills kasunod ng sinasabing insidente ng pamamaril.


PANOORIN | Panibagong batch ng NCRPO SWAT team dumating sa V-Mall sa Greenhills, San Juan.


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