Pa accidentally kills son

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By Bong Garcia

A 12-YEAR-OLD boy was killed in an accidental firing by his own father in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Saturday.

Chief Inspector Rogelio Alabata, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) information officer, identified the fatality as El Porlonga, Jr., 12, a student of PJC high school.

Alabata said the incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the victim’s residence at NJK subdivision in the village of Dao, Pagadian City.

Alabata said investigation showed that El Porlonga, Sr., 36, was cleaning his caliber .45 pistol when he squeeze the trigger thinking the gun was empty hitting his son.

He said the younger Porlonga was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.

He said the elder Porlonga voluntarily surrendered to the police after the incident.