Man accidentally shot while hunting in Quezon
LUCENA CITY – A wild animal hunter accidentally shot and killed his brother in Mauban town in Quezon province Saturday night, police said.
A report from Quezon police said Joey Pinza, 48, and his younger sibling Ruel, 32, were hunting wild animals in the mountainous area of Barangay (village) Cagsiay 2 around 9 p.m.
Police said Joey accidentally pulled the trigger of his homemade shotgun and hit Ruel, who was walking beside him, on the right side of his head. The victim died on the spot.
The suspect voluntarily surrendered to the barangay officials and was turned over to the local police station.
The suspect was detained at the town police jail and will be facing charges of homicide and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition under Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition. /je
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