Teen killed by man with defective gun | Inquirer News

Teen killed by man with defective gun

/ 12:04 AM March 27, 2012

A gun which refused to fire failed to discourage two motorcycle-riding men from killing a teenager in Manila before midnight on Sunday.

When one of the two men trained his gun on 16-year-old Christian Hormina and pulled the trigger, it failed to go off to the surprise of both the shooter and his intended victim.


Undeterred, the man repeatedly pulled the trigger until the gun went off, spewing three bullets one after the other which hit the teenager in the torso.

The gunman and his cohort then sped away on their motorcycle while the victim was brought to Sta. Ana Hospital where attending doctors declared him dead on arrival.


Case investigator SPO1 Charles John Duran of the Manila Police District homicide section said that the shooting happened shortly before midnight on Sunday in front of a bar at the corner of Onyx and Dagonoy Streets in San Andres Bukid.

Duran said that earlier, Hormina was talking with a waiter and a guest relations officer outside the bar when a red XRM motorcycle with two riders stopped beside them. One of the riders alighted, approached the trio, took out a gun tucked into the waistband of his pants and pointed it at the victim.

The case investigator added that witnesses told him that the man repeatedly pulled the trigger until the weapon fired. Although wounded, the boy managed to run away but fell as the motorcycle riders fled.

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