At least one inmate of the Marikina City Jail was killed while two others were injured after a protest at the jail turned violent on Sunday.
The inmates' protest allegedly involved certain policies at the jail located at the fifth floor of the city's Justice Hall building, radio dzBB reported early Monday.
Initial investigation showed that when the protest began to turn unruly, personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology fired warning shots using shotguns loaded with rubber bullets.
Hit by the bullets were inmates initially identified as Ruel Diaz, Jason Malicding, and John Cariño. Diaz died at the Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center, the report said.
A separate report by dzBB's Rodil Vega said the city police will hold a parallel investigation into the incident.
Marikina police chief Senior Superintendent Gabriel Lopez was quoted in the report as saying the police probe will look into the circumstances that triggered the riot.
Lopez also said they will determine the BJMP personnel who fired the warning shots.
The report said there are 456 inmates inside the city jail. –KG, GMA News