Teenage boy shot by security guard

By Chris Ligan
Cebu Daily News
Last updated 03:53pm (Mla time) 07/23/2007

Cebu City, Philippines – A teenage boy was shot by the security guard of a drug store chain at the corner of Fuente Osmeña and General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City about 2:45 a.m. Sunday.

 

The victim, aged between 14 and 16, was placed under observation at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) after he sustained a gunshot wound in the right side of his body.

 

He was allegedly shot by Marlon Sedano, 41, of Bulacao, Talisay City.

 

Witnesses, who include a cigarette vendor and a taxi driver, told police investigators that the victim was sitting in front of the Mercury Drug Store when Sedano ordered him to transfer to another area.

 

The boy refused and Sedano allegedly kicked him, which prompted the boy to run.

 

In retaliation, the boy picked up a stone and hurled it towards Sedano. He missed and instead hit the glass wall of the drug store, causing it to break.

 

Sedano allegedly chased the boy and opened fire at him.

 

After he hit the boy, Sedano, himself, brought the victim to the hospital.

 

Sedano surrendered to the police and was temporarily detained at the Fuente police station.

 

Sedano turned over his service firearm, a .38 caliber revolver, four live bullets and an empty shell.

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