Accidental firing injures mechanic-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Saturday, August 24, 2013
AN AUTOMOBILE mechanic was wounded when he was accidentally shot in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, police reported Saturday.
Wounded was Efren Dequina, 24, a resident of Purok Palaran, Cawa-Cawa, Dapitan City, Zamboanga Peninsula police spokesman Ariel Huesca said.
The incident took place at an automobile shop of Danilo Mariano around 10:30 a.m. of Friday in the village of Cawa-Cawa, Dapitan City while the victim was about to start repairing a multi-cab van.
Dequina was tasked to repair the van owned by Alan Acaylar.
Investigation showed that a caliber .357 magnum revolver went off and hit the victim in the stomach after it fell on the pavement while Dequina and Acaylar were removing the van’s driver seat.
The victim was rushed to the Jose Rizal Memorial Hospital and later transferred to the Zamboanga del Norte Medical Center.
Acaylar denied that he owned the revolver citing "there were many borrowers of his multi-cab.”
Dapitan City police is conducting an investigation to determine the owner of the gun.