Reports: Several Injured After Gunshots & Explosions At Philippines Resort

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MANILA, Philippines (CBSMiami) – Several people have been injured after multiple gunshots and explosions were reported by eyewitnesses at the Resorts World Casino in the Philippines on Friday.

Videos emerging from the scene showed emergency services tending to the injured outside the complex in Newport City, Metro Manila.

Resorts World Manila said on social media it was in lockdown and police were in control of the situation.

Witnesses who spoke to radio stations said several gunmen were seen in the complex. News channel ANC said there were two gunmen, wearing masks and black clothes.

The information could not be immediately verified.

Philippine police rushed to the complex and were reportedly fired upon at the commercial center, where whitish smoke began billowing from an upper floor.

Witnesses also reported seeing injured people, including a SWAT member. It was not immediately clear if anyone was killed, or if the attack had concluded.

In the last half hour the Philippines national police chief has told media they have no evidence that this is terrorism related.

They said one gunman filled a bag with casino chips, set a table on fire and fired at a TV.

However, ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack.

Pictures circulated on social media of the resort, close to the city’s airport, of plumes of smoke pouring out of a building.

A source at one of the resorts told Reuters employees were being evacuated and declined to give more details.

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