A 17-year-old boy was killed when a fellow minor shot him in the chest when their respective gangs figured in a riot in Port Area, Manila during the wee hours of the morning yesterday.
Police said the suspect is said to be a member of the Samahang Tropa Tarantado (STT) while the victim, identified as Christian Aragon Pellejera, of 006 Block 1, Dubai, Baseco Compound, Port Area, Manila, reportedly belonged to the Batang Walang Iwanan (BWI).
The suspect, whose name is being withheld on account of being a minor, of 446 Block 1, Gasangan, Baseco Compound, Port Area, is now being hunted down by the police, along with his gangmates.
Investigation by PO3 Marlon San Pedro of the Manila Police District-Homicide Section said the incident took place at around 1:45 a.m. at Block 1, Dubai, Baseco Compound, Port Area.
The victim was said to be with his friends and having a drinking session when the suspect’s group arrived. A confrontation ensued between the two groups until they began throwing bottles at one another, followed by a gunshot that felled the victim to the ground.
Witnesses told police that they saw the suspect pull out a pen gun and fire at the victim’s group.
The responding Baseco Police Community Precinct operatives were said to have recovered the pen gun and established the suspect’s identity.