A 35-year-old man died after his older brother allegedly shot him in Balasan town, Iloilo, police said Wednesday.
According to the investigation, the victim suddenly aimed the gun at his brother and father on Sunday night while they were talking.
The older brother allegedly snatched the gun from the victim but it was suddenly fired and hit the younger brother.
Authorities have yet to determine why the victim’s gun was aimed at his older brother.
The victim was taken to the hospital but was also declared dead on arrival.
Police are still searching for the older brother, who fled after the incident.
Celebrities who tested positive for COVID-19
Amid the kick-off of COVID-19 cases in the country, celebrities and others working in the entertainment industry have also been hit by the disease.
One of them is actress Bianca Lapus, who was admitted to the hospital due to illness.
According to Lapus, she started feeling worse after going to a swimsuit shop.
Lapus is in good condition now but she continues to be monitored due to recurrent symptoms.
On March 17, director Jason Paul Laxamana found out that he was positive for COVID-19.
Laxamana contracted the flu and later had difficulty breathing.
According to the “Between Maybes” and “100 Tula para kay Stella” director, he cried some nights and was afraid that he might never wake up.
He did not go to the isolation facility and just recovered at home.
Laxamana is said to be feeling better gradually but is still supported by oxygen.
Gary Valencinao’s wife Angeli Pangilinan also tested positive for COVID-19.
Because Gary had a pre-existing condition, Angeli was immediately isolated, experiencing mild symptoms.
She was visited one by one by their children Kiana, Paolo, and Gab, who even brought flowers.
On Tuesday, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines reached 677,653 after an additional 5,867 cases were recorded.
Prior to that, 7,000 to 8,000 additional cases were recorded by the Department of Health.