SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – The playful nature of a three-year-old boy proved to be fatal when he accidentally shot himself with the .38 revolver owned by his father in Brgy. Nagsabaran, Balaoan, La Union.
The local police identified the victim as Christian Dave Bocarille, who died while being treated by doctors at around 12:30 p.m. on January 7.
Investigators said the victim’s parents were preparing lunch that day when they heard a loud gun burst followed by a sound of their only child crying.
They ran to the part of the house where the sound came from and found their bloodied son and beside him was the gun owned by his father Elpedio Bocarille, a security guard.
Police said the victim played with the gun, which Elpedio kept inside a bag, and accidentally shot himself to d***h.
Police are still investigating to determine if the father is liable for his son’s untimely d***h.
Authorities also reminded gun owners to always place their firearms away from the reach of children to avoid any unfortunate incident.