ORMOC CITY- A 16 year old boy accidentally shot another 13 year old boy inside a farm house in this city on the night of December 30.
The victim, whose name was withheld, was hit on his stomach by the suspect, identified only as Wilson, who works as a guard of a farm house located in Barangay Sabang Bao, this city.
The mother of the boy, Marites Mahinay, also works in the same farm house owned by Gravila Rele.
Based on the investigation of the Ormoc city police, the victim was playing the caliber 38 gun reportedly owned by the 16 year old.
But upon seeing the boy playing his gun, the suspect grabbed it but he accidentally pulled the trigger, hitting the boy at his right stomach. He was immediately brought to the Ormoc District Hospital for treatment where the suspect was arrested by the police.
While the incident happened on the night of December 30, the mother of the victim reported it only on the following day, Inspector Rito Pallomina, chief of the police station 2, said. It was not clear how the suspect obtained the gun.
It was learned from Pallomina that they would file appropriate charges against the suspect.