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Pa accidentally shoots self dead after killing own son

CAMP JUAN, Ilocos Norte – A 52-year-old man accidentally shot himself dead after killing his own son with the same gun in Barangay Sungadan, Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Tuesday night.

Police said that one Rex Blanco, 32, a salesman, was reportedly shot and killed by his father, Germogenes Blanco, during their heated altercation.

Germogenes also died in the hospital when his 9mm pistol went off and the bullet hit him just after shooting his son.

Police investigation showed that prior to the incident, Rex was scolding his daughter when his two brothers tried to pacify him at about 7:30 p.m..

Irked, Rex tried to hurt his two brothers, but they managed to evade him.

Seeing Rex’s action, Germogenes, who was under the influence of liquor, took his 9mm pistol and shot his son several times, killing him.

Germones was putting the gun in his waist when it accidentally fired, fatally hitting him.

Police said they would investigate further the incident. (Freddie G. Lazaro)