PEÑARRUBIA, Abra – A minor was hurt after he was accidentally hit by a bullet that came from the firearm of a drinking partner during a session at sitio Sagsagacat, barangay Patiao, here, Sunday afternoon.
Senior Superintendent Antonio Bartolome, provincial director of the Abra Provincial Police Office, refused to divulge the identity of the minor victim but he named the suspect as Reynaldo Buena Bersalona, 28, single, laborer, and a resident of barangay Riang, Peñarrubia, Abra.
Initial police investigation showed the victim and the suspect were having a drinking session when the latter drew his firearm that accidentally went off hitting the former on his right leg.
The victim was immediately rushed by concerned bystanders to the Abra Provincial Hospital for medical treatment while the suspect was arrested by responding police operatives.
The firearm used by the suspect was also recovered and brought to the local police station for documentation subject to the conduct of the appropriate ballistic test.
By Dexter A. See