ZAMBOANGA

Boy tries to pacify quarreling parents, shot

A TWELVE-YEAR-OLD boy was shot and wounded while trying to pacify his quarreling parents in Pagadian City, the police said.

Police Major Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, said the incident occurred around 8 a.m., Saturday, October 19, at Purok Muslim in Kawit Village, Pagadian City.

Galvez said the victim was hospitalized for a head injury, while the suspect was identified as Brando, 39, the victim’s father.

The police official said Brando grabbed his caliber .45 pistol at the height of a heated argument with his wife, which prompted the victim to pacify them.

However, Galvez said Brando accidentally squeezed the trigger and hit his son in the head.

She said Brando was arrested by responding policemen, who recovered the pistol from the suspect. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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