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Police examine the scene where prosecutor Maria Teresa Casino was wounded at the Regional Trial Court building in Cebu city in central Philippines on Tuesday.
A Canadian man shot dead a doctor who was suing him and the doctor’s lawyer in a court in the Philippines on Tuesday, according to reports.
Police said the man had smuggled a pistol into the court in the central city of Cebu, the AFP news agency reported.
The report said the Canadian had been accused of petty mischief.
A government prosecutor was also injured and the Canadian was shot and wounded during a melee, police told local radio DZBB. His condition was not clear Tuesday.
BBC News reported that the 65-year-old had been accused of mischief by his neighbors.
AFP said there was a public debate in the Philippines over stricter gun-control laws after a number of gun-related deaths in January.