Man shot: accidental or intentional? PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 April 2013 11:57

Investigators of the Sangali police station are looking into an alleged shooting incident that took place in Barangay Cacao that injured a 52-year-old man last Monday.

Police identified the victim as Edgar Nonito Covarrubias, married ,of Cabaluay. He sustained a bullet wound in the right leg and was taken to the hospital.

However investigators noticed inconsistency in Covarrubias’ statement that made them suspect it was an accidental firing and not shooting.

Police quoted Covarrubias to have said that he was on his way home coming from his brother’s residence in Cacao when he felt like defecating

Covarrubias claimed that while he was sitting on the ground, he heard a gunfire. Moments later he found out that he was hit in the leg.

Helpful residents rushed him to the Western Mindanao Medical Center for treatment.

Policemen led by Insp. Federico Lindo were still trying to determine the veracity of Covarrubias’ statement. —  Dan Toribio Jr.