A man is in hospital in a critical condition after he was shot at the Makati Makati mosque on Monday night.
Police say they believe the shooter was a member of the Muslim community.
The man, believed to be in his 40s, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police believe the shooting may have been a hate crime.
Witnesses say the gunman was wearing a hoodie, but police said they have no information about that at this time.
“I am concerned that it was a hate incident.
He was carrying a hooded jacket,” police said in a press release.
One witness said he heard three shots, but he didn’t think the gunman had a gun.
Inspector-General of Police P.M. Bautista told reporters the gunman may have targeted the Makatans mosque, where the New Zealand prime minister, Bill English, was hosting a summit.
Bautista said the shooting occurred at around 11pm and police had not yet confirmed the identity of the victim.
The New Zealand Prime Minister’s office confirmed the man was a Muslim.
Mr English said he had no information on who was responsible for the shooting, but said the gunman should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Last week, the Makatsi Makati Mosque in the Makita district of Makati City was targeted in what police described as a hate attack.
A Muslim man was shot dead by a police officer outside the Makatinas Makati Muslim Community Center on September 1 after the police responded to reports of a domestic dispute.
It was the third time in the past two weeks that police had been called to the Makatan Makati Islamic Center.
According to local reports, Makati police received a call around 6:00pm Monday morning about a disturbance.
Police arrived and found the man wounded and lying on the ground.
Police said they believed he was targeted.
No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting.
Earlier this week, police were called to a mosque in Quezon City, after reports of an armed man entering a mosque.
The police were told that the man had entered the building armed with a firearm and had shot the imam in the head.
Later that day, police arrested a man in Quezantes, who was charged with assaulting a police official.
Quezon City Police Commissioner Richard Lopez said it was not clear whether the police were the ones who had been targeted.