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Shooter misses target, ends in hospital bed


By Eugene A. Lasprilla

A man claiming to be a shooting victim, was arrested when the police recovered from his belongings an alleged illegal drug, while admitted in a hospital along Nuñez Extension, Barangay Camino Nuevo, this city, Sunday night.

Police Station 7 commander, Chief Inspector Joseph Ortega, identified the person claiming to be a shooting victim as Rodel Julian y Gregorio, 35, married and a resident of Sabina Loon Subdivision, Sitio Pasay, Barangay San Roque.

Ortega said,Rodel was rushed to Ciudad Medical Zamboanga hospital for medical treatment, after he sustained a gunshot wound on his right thigh.

Probers added that an indiscriminate firing incident was also reported at Sanbina Loon Subdivision, Pasay, San Roque at about 8:00 p.m., Sunday.

A follow-up investigation conducted by responding police personnel, identified the alleged target of the indiscriminate firing as Michael Yanga y Sabilyano, 24, married, also of the same place.

The victim averred that he was walking home when a man shot him, but missed.

Accordingly, the suspect inserted the handgun inside his front pocket and it accidentally burst, hitting his right thigh. He was then brought to the hospital by ahabal-habal driver.

It turned out that Rodel was the one who shot Michael but missed. However, when he inserted the gun in his right pocket, it burst, hitting his right thigh.

Further police report revealed that personnel of the hospital turned over to the investigator-on-case, PO3 Geronimo Rabor, Rodel’s camouflage sling bag containing a black eyeglasses casing with a small plastic sachet of suspected shabu, 2 sachets of suspected ecstasy pills, and some drug paraphernalia.

Ortega told Zamboanga Today that they will submit the sachets of alleged shabu and ecstasy to the Regional Crime Laboratory Office 9 for examination.

The suspect remains under hospital arrest while appropriate cases were readied against him in court. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)

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