13-year-old Boy Injured After Being Shot With an Airgun in Talisay City

In Talisay City, a 13-year-old boy was injured after being shot with an airgun.

AIRGUN – A minor was hospitalized in Talisay City, Cebu, after being hit by an airgun bullet while trying to catch a fish at a private fishpond.

Airgun victim
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An air gun or airgun is a gun that fires projectiles pneumatically using compressed air or other mechanically pressurized gases without involving any chemical reactions.

Air guns are available in both long gun (air rifle) and handgun (air pistol) configurations. Both types typically propel metallic projectiles, which are diabolo-shaped pellets or spherical shots known as BBs.

Air guns were invented in the 16th century and have since been used for hunting, shooting sports, and even warfare.

Meanwhile, a minor was taken to the hospital in Talisay City, Cebu, after being struck by an airgun bullet.

According to the police investigation, the victim and another child went fishing in a private pond.

When the caretaker’s grandson saw the two, he fired an airgun at them, hitting the victim in the head.

Watch the report in the video below courtesy of GMA News:

The person who fired the airgun, according to the barangay, was mentally challenged and also a minor.

The victim is scheduled to undergo surgery because the pellet that hit him has lodged in his head.

In the follow-up operation by the police, they took the minor and turned him over to the City Social Welfare Office. His grandfather’s airgun and ammunition were confiscated as well.

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