ORMOC CITY– Frustrated homicide charges were filed by the police of Pambujan in Northern Samar at the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office against a man who shot his neighbor over a personal grudge.

The victim was identified as alias “Lito,” 49, married, while the suspect was identified as Alias “Lando,” 39, self-employed, both residents of Barangay 1 of the said town.

The local police said they responded to a shooting incident that transpired in Barangay 1 at about 6:30 pm on Tuesday (June 18) to verify a report regarding a shooting incident in the area.

Initial investigation conducted by the local police disclosed that the victim was standing at the gate of a compound when the suspect arrived and immediately alighted from his motorcycle.

The police said that without apparent reason, the suspect shot the victim with a short firearm. Fortunately, the victim managed to escape and ran inside the house of alias “Ando,” with the suspect not pursuing him, thus escaping certain death.

The victim sustained a laceration on his knee and was immediately brought to the Pambujan rural health unit for medical attention.

Moreover, the suspect voluntarily surrendered to the Pambujan local but the short firearm used in the shooting was not recovered.

The local police have already filed a frustrated homicide case against the suspect, who is temporarily detained at the Pambujan municipal police station. (ROBERT DEJON)