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7-year-old boy shoots 9-year-old playmate dead

By: - Reporter / @JohnMRoson
/ 06:02 PM July 19, 2015

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy accidentally shot and killed his 9-year-old playmate in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon on Saturday.

Police said the 9-year-old boy was brought to the Bethel Baptist Hospital, but died while being treated.

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The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the head.

Local police learned of the incident around 1 p.m. and sent personnel to the place of incident to investigate.

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Investigation indicated that the 7-year-old and 9-year-old played with the homemade shotgun or “sumpak,” owned by the former’s stepfather.

The 7-year-old was brought to the Malaybalay City Police Station and later turned him over to the City Social Welfare and Development Office, according to the report.

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