Saturday, January 5, 2013

Death caused by celebratory gunfire sparks gun debate in Manila

Seven-year-old Stephanie Ella passed away Wednesday after suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Stephanie and her father were out in their Manila suburb yard to watch a fireworks display nearby when Stephanie was struck by a bullet.

It is not just the 7-year-old girl who died from celebratory gunfire though, sources say. A 4-year-old boy also died from a similar incident while a 16-year-old who suffered the same fate is now in a coma.

Vice President Jejomar Binay said in his statement, “This incident should not be allowed to become just another statistic” –referring to Ella's death.

Anti-crime crusader Dante Jimenez is now pushing for a total gun ban during the holidays. (Photo Paladin Planet)

1 comment:

  1. I think also that for New Year's even policemen should turn in their rifles just before the fireworks start. It's really policemen fire their guns. Barangay heads should also make sure that residents turn over their guns before New Year's this is a serious thing. Imagine if Pinoys could afford high powered rifles. We could be worse than the US!