Here is the official statement of the management of SM regarding the shooting incident in SM City Pampanga on Tuesday:
The SM management deplores the unfortunate incident that happened today at SM City Pampanga and is fully cooperating with the authorities in this regard.
Just before noon, a 13 year old boy shot his alleged 17 year old lover and then himself in front of a restaurant chain at SM City Pampanga. A suicide note was found in the bag of the 13 year old revealed that the incident was a crime of passion and of a personal nature. Both are in the hospital.
According to Colonel Tinio, who is heading the investigation, while security at SM City Pampanga has been constantly vigilant, the small 22 caliber gun used was very difficult to detect as this was so small in size.
SM has also exerted all efforts to help the two victims and both their families are now in the hospital.
We apologize for whatever inconvenience or anxiety we may have caused our customers and wish to let them know that the situation in the mall is back to normal.