Boy, 8 accidentally shot, killed by playmate in Tuguegarao City
TUGUEGARAO CITY – An 8-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed on Sunday by his 12-year-old playmate on Sunday, police said on Monday.
Lt. Isabelita Gano, Tuguegarao City police spokesperson, said the older boy found the gun at the back of the air-conditioning unit inside the victim’s residence in Barangay San Gabriel.
Gano said the victim sustained a gunshot wound to the head when his playmate accidentally fired the gun after banging it against the floor.
The bullet almost hit the victim’s 6-year-old brother, who was also with them at that time.
The brothers’ father and grandfather were at work during the incident while their mother works as a domestic helper overseas.
The playmate was brought to the social welfare office for counseling.
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