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SM Pampanga shooting victims ‘brain dead’, says doctor

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MANILA, Philippines – Two minors involved in a shooting incident inside a popular shopping mall in Pampanga Tuesday are both brain dead, a report on Radyo Inquirer 990AM said Wednesday.

Quoting Dr. Alfonso Danac, head of the emergency room of Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital, the report said that the kin of the 13-year-old boy who attempted suicide after shooting his 17-year-old male friend in SM Pampanga, have decided to donate his cornea and kidneys once his life support system is shut off as per the family’s decision. (The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that the older victim was 16 years old)

Danac said he has yet to hear from the family of the 17-year-old, according to Radyo Inquirer.

The identities of the two have been withheld.

The incident happened between 11:45 and 11:50 a.m. Tuesday as the two walked out of the Congo Grill in Building 3 of SM shopping mall. No shopper was hurt, police said.

Superintendent Wilson Santos, police chief of Mexico town, said investigators found a suicide note in one of the pockets of the boy, a resident of Olongapo City.

“I’m willing to die together with [name of his friend],” the boy’s note said.

Another source, who read the note, said the boy also wrote: “I’m happy to kill you. No one else would own you.” The boy’s friend is a native of Bulacan. He was shot in the back of the head.

The families of the two boys, who arrived Tuesday evening, denied knowing anything about their relationship.

In a statement, SM management said it was cooperating with police in the investigation.

A separate radio report said Wednesday that SM Pampanga was doing its job of ensuring the safety of its shoppers but admitted that its metal detector failed to uncover the pistol used by the boy in the shooting. Karen Boncocan, Jamie Elona, INQUIRER.net

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  • Anonymous

    Security guards dont have metal detectors, what they have are bamboo wood sticks that they use to sift through bags.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q2OTHRY3DREIMJMK4VXT6UIPSA salvation phils

    A wooden stick can’t detect guns. Come on guys, don’t think that people going to Malls are stupid. Don’t say that your metal detector failed to detect guns.
    Wag na iwas pusoy, admit na lang shortcomings nyo. By this way baka maunawaan pa namin kayo.

    • Anonymous

      Wand kaya iyon, hindi pangkalkal ng laman ng bag.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WAXLTBRYWNWL6J72PYPEER63PA Georgina Carticiano

      korek ka jan. Minsan pa ay nakatingin pa sa iba ang mga guards habang inilulusot ang magic stick sa bag ng mga customers..tsk, tsk!

      I just pray this wont happen in MRT or LRT, (na katulad din ng sm guards and magic wand) sapagkat siguradong marami ang madadamay.

  • Anonymous

    If we keep passing through full-body metal detectors, will it wear away our usb, SD cards, the magnetized ribbon on our ATM & credit cards, and memory sticks?

    If people keep bringing heavy metal to the malls, we might as well be prepared to go through airport-level security. There is also the matter of composite/polymer guns.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YLJRIJNSSKH5YT6733TY43W7NA Alex

    crime of passion.

  • ringo guillen

    e ksi pinabayaan ng mga magulang itong bading na bata. upbringing yan, di ipinaliwanag ng tama at mali..kung ipinaliwanag sana noon pa na di cya babae…pinabayaan na lang at siguro natatawa lang cla sa kanilang anak sa pag-arteng bading..nakalakihan na na isang bading…very serious problem na ang anak mo maliit pa ay nakikitaan mo na ng abnormality…

    • http://twitter.com/hustlergalore hustlergalore

      walang basehan ang mga namumutawi sa bibig mo

    • Anonymous

      according to reports, the parents of the shooter had started noticing that things from their home were missing two weeks before the incident. The question is, how did they deal with these clues that something was amiss? Kung hindi man kulang, malamang na maling atensyon ang naibigay nila dun sa bata kaya parang ganun na lang kadaling mag-decide yung anak nila na mamaril ng kaibigan.

      Authorities should also look into the possible culpability of the parents in this issue: how did the kid get his hands on the gun? di ba dapat, secure ang pinagtataguan nito at hindi dapat nakukuha ng mga bata? Did they ever talk to their kid? If they knew that their son was gay, tanggap ba nila ito, or were they ashamed of their son?

      While the mall management is responsible for the security of its patrons, seriously, sa dami ng taong pumupunta sa mall, waste of time talaga ang pag-tap ng drumsticks sa bags. It obviously doesn’t work, and if the guards take longer to check bags and packages, I’m sure patrons would be howling in protest.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VUWJISBP2N6OTN6IVXZQ23UDCM lim

        sm not responsible for security in its premises, the security agent entity must take the full recourse after all they being paid millions monthly for their contract .

    • Anonymous

      superstupid!!!! ikaw ang napabayaan sa tamang pagpapalaki kung hanggang ngayon ay ang pagkakaalam mo na ang homosexuality ay isang sakit.  o baka sa kweba ka pa nakatira?

  • Anonymous

    They were already brain dead even before one shot the other. Tsk!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J4VJY47YNNT3EYCVSSCMKN6MTU Eighties Boy


  • ringo guillen

    sinasabi lang nila na narealize o nagising cla isang araw natuklasan pala nila na girl pla cla…katangahan yan, ang pagiging isang bading o tomboy ay di natural, ito’y  isang sakit sa isip, sakit na nagagamot…

    • Anonymous

      @Ringo Guillen. Huwag ka ngang magsalita na parang eksperto sa sikolohiya. Habang binabasa ko mga komento mo ay naaalala ko ang mga taong nagpapagamot sa albularyo. IGNORANTE AT MANGMANG!

    • http://twitter.com/hustlergalore hustlergalore

      homophobic! kung may gamot yan. bakit walang gumagaling?

    • Anonymous

      this is the most stupid comment i ever read here.  claiming that homosexuality is a disease brings us back to the dark ages again.  stupidity should be criminalized!

    • Anonymous

      this is the most stupid comment i ever read here.  claiming that homosexuality is a disease brings us back to the dark ages again.  stupidity should be criminalized!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1475263533 Supeer A Tamayo

      tanga ka pala eh.. hindi sakit na nagagamot ang pagiging tomboy o bakla! ano yon? gamit sa sipon! saan ka nag-aral?? ngayon lang ako nakakita ng bobong katulad mo!

  • Anonymous

    It’s hard to imagine a minor is committing such crime. The other day another minor stangled to death his classmate. The government, church and particularly the parents must act and teach children good values.
    Napakababa ng moral values ng atin kabataan. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z6U25GIY66GOY64DA3QY7OEB54 ricky

    I went to SM Makati earlier…..security at the entrance is still relax….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VUWJISBP2N6OTN6IVXZQ23UDCM lim

      as always too many lazy guards, what needed are highly qualified ex military or ex police retired personells.

  • http://twitter.com/hustlergalore hustlergalore

    actually hindi naman sa lugar yan. balak talaga nilang magpatayan sa loob o sa labas ng mall o saan mang lugar

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VUWJISBP2N6OTN6IVXZQ23UDCM lim

    sm have too many useless lazy security guards. cuts the number down 50% , and increased  pay scale each qualified  remaining guards by 35% more. SM will have better quality hard working dedicated personels and lower costs still.

  • nnayehr

    ano pangalan nila?

  • Anonymous

    Im sorry to hear such news. They were both so young. May the families find solace and comfort in the Lord. 

  • Anonymous

    Kidney recipient ako, nasira both kidneys ko nuong June 2010, salamat sa donor at nadugtungan buhay ko, kung mai dodonate ng naiwang pamilya ang mga kidneys ng mga biktima.. maraming maraming salamat marami kayung matutulungan.. mahirap po ang dinadialysis..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZMN3VW5HICSJ7IV5ZYAKDLBWQ Lucas

      I suppose that’s the bright side to all of this. At least someone in need of a kidney transplant can be helped.

      Still, this is such a terrible loss. 13 years old is far too young to give up on living.

  • Anonymous

    Mas mainam kung pati heart nung 13 yo idonate din nila kaso dapat sa babaeng  nangangailangan ng heart transplant dun nila ibigay para atleast mabubuhay man cya sa katawan ng babae na……

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Vincent-Millona/100000443579156 Mark Vincent Millona

    Naiiyak pa rin ako dahil sa nangyari  :{

  • John Tamad

    M2M suicide. Ewww…

  • http://www.facebook.com/kee.Ar A-Rush Dilangalen

    tssskkk..matinding pagmamahal..alam nu ba profile nung jake emerson??

  • http://www.facebook.com/kittaymt Keith Magtoles Tapgus

    anu ba ang name ng 16 years old.? hmmmm

  • http://www.facebook.com/kittaymt Keith Magtoles Tapgus

    anu ba name ng 16 years old.? hmmm

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000184091194 April Whiteside


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