Man who was mistakenly thought to be a monkey lost his life when he was shot by a friend
COTABATO – A man lost his life after being fatally shot by a friend who mistook him for a monkey while they were hunting in a forest in Libungan.
The victim and his friend had embarked on a hunting expedition in the mountains. As they ventured deeper into the dense forest, the situation took a tragic turn when the friend, misjudging his target, erroneously identified the victim as a monkey and pulled the trigger.
Due to their remote location in the mountains, they were unable to provide the victim with immediate medical attention, which further compounded the tragedy. The victim’s condition deteriorated rapidly, and he tragically lost his life as a result of the gunshot wound.
As members of the Arumanen Manobo tribe, their tribal leaders took charge of resolving the situation.
Meanwhile, this tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the potential dangers associated with hunting activities, especially in dense and remote wilderness areas. Accidents can happen even among friends or experienced hunters if proper precautions and safety measures are not followed.
The case also highlights the importance of effective communication and identifying the target clearly before taking any shot while hunting. It’s a devastating outcome that underscores the need for responsible hunting practices and ensuring the safety of all individuals involved in such activities.
The involvement of tribal leaders in handling the situation demonstrates the significance of community support and conflict resolution within indigenous communities. It is essential for communities to come together during challenging times like this to provide assistance, support, and guidance to the affected families and individuals involved.