8-year-old girl shoots dead 4-year-old sister in accident
A 4-year-old girl died when she was accidentally shot by her 8-year-old sister while they were playing inside their house in Quezon City on Saturday afternoon.
Police said that Jazzmine Jade Boholano died from the lone gunshot wound she sustained in the chest when her elder sister accidentally fired at her while they were playing unattended inside their residence at Pagkabuhayan Street, Barangay Bagbag in Novaliches.
The case investigator, PO2 George Caculba, said that Rogelio Triño, the siblings’ stepfather, heard a single gunshot ring inside their shanty home at around 2:30 p.m. while he was busy writing in another room.
When Triño checked on the girls, he then saw the victim on the floor, hand on her chest, and her sister standing on one side of the room with the improvised shotgun (sumpak) on hand.
Caculba said that Triño managed to bring the victim to the Nova District Hospital and later to the Quezon City General Hospital. However, the young girl succumbed to her injury three hours after the incident.
Authorities have yet to recover the weapon that killed the victim. Caculba said that the family was mum on where the weapon was, whom it belonged to and how the other child managed to take hold of it.
Caculba said that no charges have been filed against the child, adding that they have referred the case to the women’s desk and social welfare office.
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