Drunk man, celebrating New Year three months earlier, hurts passerby in Quezon shooting spree
LUCENA CITY – A drunk man, who was allegedly celebrating the New Year early, accidentally shot and wounded a passerby in Catanauan town in Quezon province early Sunday.
Catanauan police reported that the suspect, identified as Jessie Battaler, was indiscriminately firing his gun in the air while shouting “Happy New Year” in Barangay Quatro around 3 a.m.
Battaler consequently hit passerby Cedric Ressurreccion on his right arm. He was brought to a local hospital for treatment.
The suspect fled after the shooting incident.
Investigators recovered seven bullet cases from a still unknown handgun at the site of the shooting.
Police have launched a manhunt to arrest the suspect.
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