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LAGAWE, Ifugao – A special child was injured after she was accidentally shot by his own uncle inside their residence at Poblacion East, here, recently.
Police authorities identified the victim as Ara Jayce Gano Buyuccan, 28, single, special child and a resident of Poblacion East, Lagawe, Ifugao while the suspect was named as her own uncle Jeffrey Wilson Gano.
Initial police investigation showed that the suspect asked his niece to keep his firearm and then went to the neighbourhood to have a drinking session with some friends.
When he was already under the influence of liquor, he went back to where his niece was and requested her to bring out his gun which she refused to do so.
However, the suspect got mad and angrily demanded from his niece that she bring out his firearm which she readily obliged.
After a few minutes, their family members heard a gunshot emanating from where the special child was that prompted them to immediately go to the area to see what happened and to their surprise, they already saw blood oozing from her right shoulder prompting them to rush her to the hospital for medical treatment.
The suspect was immediately arrested by responding police operatives but the firearm used was not recovered from his possession.
By Dexter A. See