Four men nabbed at park for firing gun

MANILA: Four men were apprehended inside the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque, after a report was lodged about a group of drunk people firing a gun.

The four, a maintenance worker at the park and three caretakers, aged between 22 and 56, are now in police custody for investigations into claims of discharging the weapon on Monday, reported.

Southern Police District director Brigadier General Kirby Kraft said the suspects were allegedly engaged in a drinking session in the cemetery that day when the complaint was reported by the public.

A team was dispatched to the scene and encountered the group of men.

"They resisted arrest and shouted invectives at the responding policemen," Kraft said and that the suspects were eventually apprehended.

An Armscor .38-caliber handgun and ammunition were recovered from the suspects, who will be probe in charges of violating Republic Act 10591, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition, alarm and scandal as well as resistance and disobedience to persons of authority.

Meanwhile a police officer died in what appeared to be a case of accidental firing in Bacolod on Sunday.

Private Val Liansing, 24, of the Negros Occidental police, was found dead in the toilet of his house in Barangay Mansilingan.

Captain Elmer Bonilla, commander of the city police Station 7, said Liansing appeared to be cleaning his firearm when it went off.

Liansing died from a gunshot wound investigations revealed and that a pistol was recovered at the scene of the incident.

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