Coast Guard personnel accidentally shot dead by colleague in Sorsogon

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LEGAZPI CITY — A Philippine Coast Guard member died Monday after a colleague accidentally shot him in Matnog town in Sorsogon.

Police Major Voltaire Jun Pedido, Matnog police chief, reported on Tuesday, Nov. 29, that the victim was Seaman 1 Joshua Solano, 24, of Camalig town in Albay.

Initial investigation said Seaman 2 John Klent Lumabe, 29, accidentally discharged his 9mm pistol and hit Solano around 4:45 p.m. while at the Coast Guard queuing area in Barangay Manjumlad.

Solano died while being taken to a hospital.

Lumabe is now in the custody of Matnog police for proper disposition.