According to a new report from CNN, thirty-six people died in the famous casino in Manila, Philippines. The #Resorts World Manila was attacked Friday, June 2, 2016.

The attack was initiated by a lone gunman who reportedly fired shots with a rifle and targeted gambling tables. The victims who died reportedly suffered from suffocation and did not die from gunshots. Tomas Apolinario, who is the Southern Police District Director Superintendent stated that most of the victims were women and they were found dead inside a bathroom in the establishment.

As per the publication, the armed suspect entered the Resorts World Manila around midnight last Thursday.

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He reportedly entered through the building's parking lot. The authorities found his car and registration, details of which they refused to share. The attacker had reportedly entered the building, which made the lone security guard panic when she saw him carrying a rifle. The unknown man reportedly ransacked a room in the casino and stole a total of 113 million pesos ($2.3 million) gaming chips.

Thick smoke delayed the search in Resorts World Manila

CNN noted that the thick smoke from the fires delayed the search of the structure. Officers were able to find the dead bodies and other victims during the clearing operations.

All of the dead bodies were found inside the casino, which had its windows locked during the incident. As per the latest report from CNN, more than 70 people were injured during the attack.

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The motive for the attack is not related to ISIS

Meanwhile, the publication revealed that the attack in the casino is not related to the ISIS-affiliated militant activity. According to Ernesto Abella, the presidential spokesman, the attack was not done by the ISIS nor is it related to a terrorist attack.

Oscar Albayalde, the Manila police chief revealed that the suspect is a foreigner. The suspect reportedly looked like a Caucasian and that he was big and white, which means that he might not be a Filipino. After the attack, the suspect committed suicide.

The video from the scenes showed how the guests of RWM panicked and ran for the exits. Gunshots were also heard and smoke was seen coming from the upper floors of the establishment.

The attacker took his own life by setting himself on fire and was seen burned beside a .380 caliber pistol and a machine gun. The police stated that he was found dead in a room on the fifth floor of the Resorts World Manila Hotel. #Resorts World Manila attack #Manila Philippines