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Saturday, 03 August 2013 11:22

A policeman was wounded after his service pistol accidentally went off in Barangay Ayala last Thursday night.

The victim was identified as PO1 Abdulhamid Awalie, 46, widow, of Guiwan and assigned at the Naga Municipal Police Station in Zamboanga Sibugay.

Awalie sustained a bullet wound in the right thigh and was taken to the Brent Hospital for treatment.

Initial investigation disclosed that Awalie was about to board his KIA Picanto car in Asiatci, Zone 8, Ayala when he accidentally squeezed the trigger of his 9mm pistol while checking if it was loaded or not.

It was learned that Awalie is on schooling for community oriented policing system at the RSTU in Camp Abendan in Mercedes.

Awalie was declared out of danger by a physician. He is recuperating at the hospital.

Awalie’s service forearm was temporarily deposited at the Ayala Police Station. — Dan Toribio Jr.