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TV technician survives gun attack as 1 of 3 gunmen’s firearm jams

  • Written by Edd Reyes
  • Published in Metro
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A 41-year-old television technician survived the attack perpetrated by three men when the gunman’s firearm jammed Friday night in Malabon City.

Ruel Berinio, 41, of Phase 3, Gozon Compound, Bgy. Tonsuya only sustained gunshot wound in the left shoulder after he was able to run inside his house when the suspect was able to fire another shot after fixing his gun.

The victim was rushed by his relatives to Tondo Medical Center for treatment of bullet wound in the shoulder after the gunman and his two companions, who served as lookout, escaped on foot.

Malabon police homicide investigators PO2 Rockymar Binayug and PO2 Junny Delgado said Berino was busy working inside his television repair shop in front of his house at 4 p.m. when the suspect, identified as Aries Fernandez, of Paradise Village, along with two others, forcibly barged in and shot him at close range but the firearm jammed, prompting the victim to run inside.

Fernandez fixed his gun and fired another shot, hitting the victim in the shoulder.

Malabon police head of investigators Insp. Paul Dennis Javier immediately led the conduct of a follow-up operation but they failed to arrest Fernandez and his cohorts. The motive behind the gun attack is yet to be determined.