TUBO, Abra – A man died after he allegedly shot himself with the use of a homemade firearm inside his residence at sitio Beew, Alangtin, here, Saturday night.
Senior Superintendent Antonio Bartolome, provincial director of the Abra Provincial Police Office, identified the victim as Raymundo Cao-is Diwayan, of legal age, and a resident of sitio Beew, Barangay Alangtin, Tubo, Abra
Initial police investigation showed the victim was left alone inside their house because his parents went to attend the wake of their relative in a nearby barangay.
However, concerned neighbors informed probers that they heard a gunshot emanating from the house of the victim that prompted them to go to the area to see what happened and to their surprise, they sae the bloodied body of the victim sprawled on the floor.
The victim was rushed to the nearby hospital for medical treatment but he was pronounced dead on arrival due to a lone gunshot wound on his head.
Responding police operatives recovered from the crime scene a homemade calibre .22 rifle believed to have been used by the victim in committing alleged suicide.
The case is still subject to further investigation by elements of the Tubo Municipal Policed Station.
By Dexter A. See