BAGUIO CITY — Authorities are hunting down the owner of a gun fired during the New Year revelries that hit a Catholic priest in Purok 7, Barangay Irisan, Baguio City.
The victim— a 60-year-old Catholic priest who lives at the Holy Family Parish in Barangay Bakakeng Norte, Baguio, suffered a gunshot wound on his shoulder.
The priest, according to the Baguio police went to Purok 7 to lead a Eucharistic Celebration in anticipation of the New Year.
After the mass, he joined the community to watch a fireworks display.
While watching, the priest suddenly felt an itch on his left shoulder, scratched it and noticed that it was bleeding.
The police suspect that the bullet is from a Caliber 9 millemeter firearm.
The slug is under the custody of the forensic group of the Baguio City Police Office for firearms identification and ballistic examination.