Girl accidentally shot dead by teenage boy

Posted at 07/04/12 2:55 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A 12-year-old girl was accidentally killed by a teenage boy in Agusan del Norte.

The victim, identified as Realyn Lopez, was on her way home with friend Angelie Salinen, 13, when the suspect accidentally fired a shotgun owned by his grandfather.

The suspect was reported to be playing with the shotgun in front of their house in Purok 6, Barangay Estanislao Morgado when he jokingly pointed the firearm at Lopez’s back and fired.

Salinen sustained shrapnel wounds.

Police discovered that the shotgun was not licensed. – report from Richmond Hinayon, ABS-CBN News Caraga