CABUGAO, Apayao – A 25-year old man died after he was accidently shot by his cousin who was playing a shotgun while having a drinking session inside the demonstration farm building of the Department of Agriculture at sitio Buyucan, Lenneng here recently.
Senior Superintendent Felix Dayag, officer-in-charge of the Apayao Provincial Police Office, identified the victim as Aroc Banggay Sabio, 25, while he named the suspect as his cousin Sherwin Palsig Mettag, 33, both single, both residents of sitio Buyucan, barangay Lenneng, Cabugao, Apayao.
Initial police investigation showed the victim and the suspect were having a drinking session in the place of incident while the latter was playing with a shotgun that suddenly went off hitting the former on his chest and shoulder.
Concerned citizens immediately rushed the victim to the Conner District Hospital but he later expired while undergoing treatment in a Cagayan-based hospital.
Responding police operatives arrested the suspect and recovered the firearm used in the incident and he stands to face murder charges before the Apayao provincial prosecutor’s office.
By Dexter A. See