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)