Teener shot in Zambo Sibugay

A 15-YEAR old elementary school student was shot and seriously wounded by a still unidentified gunman while allegedly attempting to steal ‘copra’ from a coconut kernel in Mabuhay, Zamboanga Sibugay early evening Wednesday, a Police Regional Office 9 report said.

The victim identified only as ‘Jo,’ a student in a local public school suffered a gunshot wound in his right shoulder and was taken to the Olutanga Municipal Hospital for treatment, said PRO9 director, Brigadier General Emmanuel Luis D. Licup.

Licup said that an investigation conducted by the Mabuhay Municipal Police Station showed that at around 8 p.m. Wednesday, the victim and another companion allegedly threw stones at the coconut kiln in Barangay Bagong Silang owned by one Luciana Labado in an apparent effort to scare the kernel’s caretaker, force him to leave the area and take the opportunity to steal copra in the area.