Gunman in Philippines shooting is ex-Manitoban
John Pope identified as shooter by Cebu City police
Posted: Jan 23, 2013 5:10 PM CST
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2013 6:04 PM CST
A gunman who killed two people in a Philippines courtroom on Tuesday used to live in Manitoba.
Two people were shot and killed in the courtroom and another was seriously injured before the gunman was killed.
It has not been clear whether the gunman was killed by police bullets or his own.
Police in Cebu City, where the shooting took place, identified the gunman as John Pope, who last lived in Manitoba in 2001.
CBC News has confirmed Pope worked for the Manitoba Progressive Conservative party for a few months in the 1990s. A source said he was fired after a short time.
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