A Sangguniang Kabataan (village youth council) chairman died after being shot by his 11-year-old cousin in Tapaz, Capiz, police said.

Fregener Luna, 16, SK chairman of Brgy. Poblacion was shot by the suspect around 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to a report from the Capiz Provincial Police Office.

The suspect, a Grade 4 pupil, used his father’s gun to shoot Luna in the left arm after a “heated altercation.” Luna was brought to the Tapaz District Hospital but was declared dead on arrival by doctors, the report said.

“Mag-first cousin sila, allegedly kinakantiyawan nung mas matanda ‘yung bata, parang binu-bully hanggang sa ‘yun, napikon at kinuha ‘yung baril nung tatay niya. Siguro pikon na pikon na ‘yung bata,” said a police source, who requested anonymity for lack of authority to speak on the matter.

Senior Supt. Domingo Cabillan, provincial police director, confirmed the incident but declined to provide other details since it involved minors and investigation was still ongoing. (John Roson)

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