Police Lt. Col. Socrates Faltado, spokesman of Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) Police identified the victim as Police Corporal Melvin Castillo Rios, 37, assigned in Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU) in Palawan. Rios’ brother, Roderick, 39, a welder, was rushed to the nearest hospital.
The incident happened at the police’s house at Purok 3, Brgy. Princess Urduja, Narra of the said province. Rios was cleaning his service firearm as his brother watched when the gun fired by accident.
Faltado said the victim was shot in his temple while his brother suffered a gunshot wound to the chin.
The victims were rushed to the hospital, but the cop was declared dead-on-arrival.
Pregnant minor shot outside Cagayan De Oro justice hall
A pregnant minor was shot outside the hall of justice in Barangay Carmen, Cagayan De Oro, on Tuesday.
In CCTV footage of a gas station on Mastersons Avenue, two men in helmets riding a motorcycle parked opposite the building were seen.
Three women crossed the pedestrian lane from the said building before the motorcycle approached them, and one of them fell.
The 16-year-old pregnant minor was shot in the neck and is now recovering at the hospital.
According to reports, the victim was five months pregnant.
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