Boy, 8, shoots ‘drunk’ father to death

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – An 8-year-old boy allegedly shot his drunken father to death inside their house in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental Wednesday night.

Police withheld the name of the 39-year-old victim upon the request of the family.

Police Corporal Mark Mabayag, case investigator of Sipalay City Police Station, said the incident happened when the father who came home drunk around 8 p.m. saw his child allegedly holding and playing with a .38-caliber revolver.

The victim scolded his son and allegedly kicked him in the face, prompting the kid to shoot his father using the revolver.

The victim succumbed to two gunshot wounds on the chest.

Anger probably triggered the child to shoot his father, Mabayag said.

Mabayag said the victim’s two other sons asked for help from neighbors while the minor-suspect, who was aware about the crime he committed went to bed.

Mabayag said the victim, who was a laborer, was not authorized to possess any firearm.

He said the minor-suspect is now in the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) while waiting for his mother to come home from Manila where she is working.