Boat crew accidentally shot dead by colleague PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 11:33

A fishing boat crew was accidentally shot dead by his co-worker aboard a vessel along the fishing ground in Basilan last Sunday night.

Nonito Bati-on, 18, a native of Salug, Zamboanga del Norte. sustained a bullet wound  in the left thigh. He died due to loss of blood while he was being rushed to the hospital in the city.

Initial investigation disclosed that Bati-on and Edward Hidalgo, married a resident of Sibulao, this city were inside a boat room where the latter was fixing his .45 caliber pistol around 9 p.m.

However, Hidalgo accidentally pulled the gun’s trigger that went off hitting Bati-on.

Hidalgo jumped into the water leaving the gun on the vessel.

Police said Bati-on died on the way to the hospital.

The gun was turned over to the Ayala Police Station for proper disposition while appropriate charges were being readied against Hidalgo. – Dan Toribio Jr.