A man accidentally killed his 8-year-old daughter while cleaning his gun inside their home in Butuan City Thursday night, police said.

The victim, identified as Jelly Jean Ranoco, was brought to the MJ Santos Hospital due to a bullet wound to the chest, but expired an hour later, Caraga regional police spokesman Supt. Martin Gamba said.

Investigation showed that the child’s father, Romeo Ranoco, was cleaning his caliber-.45 pistol inside their home in Brgy. Manila de Bugabos around 7 p.m., when the gun accidentally fired, Gamba said.

The elder Ranoco voluntarily surrendered to responding policemen after the incident. (John Roson)

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