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Man charged for shooting minor

CEBU, Philippines - Police are still looking for a man who shot and wounded a minor last January 9, 2010, in sitio Tubod, Barangay Valladolid, Carcar City.

The 17-year-old was reportedly playing computer games when he was shot by his neighbor Jingle Lapiña, 25, several times with a .45 cal. pistol.

An investigation conducted by SPO1 Jorame Tanudtanud and PO2s Paulino Sanchez Jr., and Christopher Mendaros revealed that while the victim was gaming the accused walked up to him and pointed a gun at him.

The minor told Lapiña to point the gun away but Lapiña fired his first shot and missed.

The victim managed to grab the gun but Lapiña fired again, hitting the victim several times in different parts of his body.

Despite his injuries the victim still managed to escape and flee to the house of his aunt.

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The victim was brought to the Carcar District Hospital for immediate treatment but was later taken to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center.

Responding policemen recovered five empty shells and three deformed .45 cal. slugs at the crime scene.

The Regional Trial Court has set the suspect’s bail at P200,000 for frustrated murder. —

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