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Man accidentally shot by friend in Batangas, dies

  • Written by Zaida Delos Reyes-Palanca
  • Published in Provincial
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A 60-year-old man was killed when he was accidentally shot by his friend who asked him to repair his gun the other day in Nasugbu, Batangas.

The victim who died while undergoing treatment in the hospital was identified as Segundo Sumanguid alias Guadencio, married, resident of Barangay 5, Nasugbu, Batangas.

The suspect who turned himself in to local police after the incident was identified as Constancio Dullas, 61, farmer and resident of Barangay Putat, in the said province.

Reports reaching Camp Crame showed that the incident occurred at around 9:30 a.m. inside the house of the suspect.

Accordingly, the victim was invited by the suspect to go in their house to check his gun that malfunctioned for unknown reason.

When the suspect was about to hand over the gun to the victim, he accidentally squeezed the trigger, the bullet killing his friend.
   
The victim was rushed to Jabez Hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician due to the gunshot wound in his body.
   
Authorities are now conducting a follow-up investigation.