Pagadian City records zero firecracker injury; one stray bullet victim

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PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur, Jan. 2 (PNA) – Authorities here reported zero firecracker-related injury but admitted that one person was hit by stray bullet on New Year’s revelry.

Supt. Michael Palermo, local police chief, identified the stray bullet victim as Enecito Caño, 45, a resident of Bersales Subdivision, Barangay Bulatok, this city.

Palermo said the incident occurred barely 10 minutes past 12 midnight as the residents welcomed the year 2016 with parties and family gatherings.

Palermo said Caño was having party together with his family in front of their residence when a downward stray bullet hit his left foot.

He said the victim was rushed to a hospital and undergone a surgery to extract the bullet slug on his foot.

“We are still waiting for the ballistic result to determine the caliber of the bullet that hit the victim,” he said.

He said investigation continues in a bid to unmask the culprit behind the incident for appropriation action.