Guard hurt after gun goes off PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 October 2017 16:37

A security guard landed in the hospital after his issued gun accidentally went off last Saturday night.

Police identified the victim as Merlito Dela Cerna y Bulalang, 25, single of Galvez Drive, Mampang of the Nemesis Security Agency.  Dela Cerna was detailed at a car display center in Boalan when the incident occurred.

The victim was rushed to a private hospital for treatment.

The victim told police that at around 8:10 p.m. he was looking for the keys at the back  of the center where he was rendering duty when his 9mm pistol tucked in his gun holster went off, hitting his right leg.

Dela Cerna told police that he failed to check whether the gun was loaded when the outgoing guard Manlyn Ricardo turned over the firearm to him.

Jonel Bello, the head guard turned over to police the gun involved in the accidental firing.

Police also recovered a spent shell of the firearm at the scene. – Dan Toribio