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SWAT Mobilized as Gunshots Heard at Greenhills Mall

An alleged hostage situation unfolds.
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Mallgoers rushed to the exits of Greenhills Mall in San Juan City after they heard gunshots fired inside the establishment.

A Facebook post of Jec Carlos, who was at the mall at the time of the incident, alleged that the shooting took place on the second floor of the mall, which is near the Theater Mall and V-Mall.

 

 

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At the scene are police mobile vehicles and SWAT teams, who are helping to evacuate people. Shops have closed their doors for fear of being attacked by the shooter. According to initial reports, a disgruntled security guard, who used to work at the mall, has taken a hostage at the administration office of the building and is armed with grenades and firearms. 

Greenhills Mall has released a statement regarding the situation. 

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This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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