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Boy, 15, gunned down by teen foe

  • Written by Itchie G. Cabayan
  • Published in Metro
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OWING to a running feud, a 15-year-old boy was shot dead by his fellow student, aged 17, in Tondo,
Manila.

Dead after four days of fighting for his life in a hospital was Jerry Mel Baguio, a student of
the Alternative Learning System  (ALS) of the Department of Education and residing at Building 24,
Aroma Temporary Housing in Tondo.
    
The suspect, of Building 24 Extension in the same housing area, was arrested and is now facing
charges of murder and illegal possession of firearms.
    
A probe by SPO4 Milbert Balinggan of the Manila Police District (MPD)-Crimes Against Persons
Investigation Section (CAPIS) said that the incident took place at around 12:30  p.m. on December 6,
2017.  The suspect reportedly shot the victim in the head near the Building 24 Extension near the
suspect’s home.
    
Balinggan said what triggered the feud remains unclear.