SM vows to boost security after shooting incident

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 15 2011 06:26 PM | Updated as of Sep 16 2011 06:25 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The SM group has assured the public it will adopt stricter security measures following the shooting incident inside one of its malls in Quezon City.

In a statement, the management of SM said the incident was "isolated and unfortunate."

"SM deeply regrets the shooting incident inside SM North EDSA's lower ground floor that left two people dead."

On Wednesday night, Shiela Macapugay shot her husband Abel, who was working as a sales clerk in Homeworld.

She also shot security guard Ricardo Inamac after the latter tried to stop her from turning the gun on herself.

Police was eyeing love triangle as motive for the attack as Abel reportedly left the suspect for another woman.

SM vowed to conduct a thorugh investigation on how the suspect was able to conceal the weapon and enter the mall premises.

"We will conduct a thorough investigation... and then implement appropriate measures," it said.

It said it will beef up its security to prevent a repeat of the incident.