Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Teenage boy in Pampanga mall shooting dies


The 13-year-old boy who allegedly shot his teenage male lover before shooting himself in a Pampanga mall on Tuesday died after undergoing surgery on Wednesday.

Mexico (Pampanga) police head Superintendent Wilson Santos said the teenage boy was declared dead at about 2:50 p.m. on Wednesday.

In an interview over radio dzBB, Santos said "kaninang hapon sumakabilang buhay, patay na po."

Santos said the boy underwent surgery to remove his kidney and cornea after his parents consented to make him an organ donor.

Meanwhile, police investigators are searching for clues from the two teenage boys' accounts on Facebook where they allegedly met.

The police said they will also look into the footages from the CCTV cameras of the mall where the shooting happened on Tuesday.

Suicide note

On Tuesday, in an apparent suicide attempt, the 13-year-old boy reportedly shot his alleged 16-year-old male lover before shooting himself.

GMA News Online is withholding the identities of the two victims who are both minors.

The shooting incident happened near a restaurant inside the SM shopping mall in Pampanga.

According to the police, the incident appeared to be a suicide case based on the note recovered from the shooter, who used a caliber-22 handgun.

In a statement read on "GMA News TV Live" on Tuesday, vice president for marketing of the SM Supermalls Millie Dizon said the mall's security failed to detect the firearm from the shooter because it was too small.

The gun was "smaller than the size of a palm" and could not be detected by their metal detectors, she said.

Late on Tuesday evening, the parents of the 13-year-old boy decided to take him out of life support.


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