DFA says no Filipinos hurt in Hong Kong shooting incident

(Eagle News) — The Department of Foreign Affairs announced that there were no Filipinos affected in the shooting incident at a Hong Kong park near to a busy shopping mall on Tuesday, June 26.

The announcement came following the gun attack in Hong Kong that left two persons dead and two others wounded.

The DFA in a Twitter post announced that no Filipino was hurt during the incident.

“The Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong said it had checked with police authorities and was told no Filipino was affected in the shooting at the Quarry Bay Park near the City Plaza Shopping Center,” the DFA said.

Based on the reports, the suspect was a 44-year-old woman who was a niece of the victims.  The shooting was allegedly because of a dispute over an inheritance.

The suspect’s uncle, a 62-year-old man who was rushed to hospital earlier after sustaining a head wound, died Wednesday.

A woman aged 80, the suspect’s aunt, died in hospital earlier, on Tuesday while the two other victims — the siblings of the two fatalities were shot in the arm.

A disagreement over how to share the proceeds from the sale of an apartment left by the suspect’s late grandmother led to the killings, according to Apple Daily and the Post.

Hong Kong’s real estate is among the most expensive in the world. The Post estimated the value of the flat in question at $8 million.Two of them were in critical condition and the other is now in a stable condition. (with a report from Agence France Presse)