NCRPO notes rise in indiscriminate firing incidents in Metro Manila
The number of indiscriminate firing incidents in Metro Manila has increased this year compared to last year, according to initial data from the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).
Despite the increase, the police have not monitored any victims of stray bullets as of Monday afternoon.
A comparative data of incidents issued by the NCRPO showed that from Dec. 16, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017, there were only four incidents of indiscriminate firing or illegal discharge of firearms.
This is higher compared with the period of Dec. 16, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018 with 13 incidents recorded.
In those 13 incidents, 10 people have so far been arrested, including two cops and two soldiers.
Last 2017, three people were hit by stray bullets during the holiday revelries.
As of posting, the NCRPO has yet to issue its data on stray bullet victims on New Year’s Eve. /atm
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