Man opens fire in Philippine town, kills 8, wounds 6

A man went on a shooting spree in a town south of Manila early Monday, strafing several houses, killing eight people and wounding six others. Five of the dead were children aged 4-12 years who were sleeping inside their homes in Calamba when an unidentified attacker opened fire with a M-16 rifle, said the Laguna provincial police chief, Senior Superintendent Felipe Rojas. He said the lone suspect escaped, and police were investigating. He said a family feud may have been responsible. "When we interviewed the wounded, they said they just woke to the sound of gunfire and that they were hit," said nurse Rey Enriquez, who was treating the casualties at a nearby hospital. A 5-year-old and an 8-year-old were among the wounded, police said.