Stray bullet hits boy

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Friday, June 20, 2014


AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD boy was injured after being hit by a stray bullet last Thursday night in Sitio Kalinaw, Barangay Luz, Cebu City.

Von Levi Laplana was standing in front of their computer at home when he was hit in his right thigh at around 8:30 p.m.

Aida Laplana, the victim’s mother, said they heard a cracking sound from their roof and thought there was cat walking above their house. They later found Von Levi already complaining of the pain and blood coming out from the wound.

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The kid was immediately rushed to Perpetual Succor Hospital for treatment.

Aida said the bullet was removed from Von Levi’s body after an operation yesterday afternoon.

The bullet is believed to have come from a .45 caliber pistol.

Aida said they are still waiting for the result of the police investigation.

Residents in the area also heard the gunfire that evening but failed to identify where the sound came from. (Nehru Veraflor, USJ-R Mass Comm intern)

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on June 21, 2014.

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