56-year-old woman sitting at home hit by stray bullet

Mariz Laksamana, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 02 2017 07:22 PM

Zenaida Gonzales was hit by a stray bullet near her neck on New Year's Eve. Photo courtesy of San Jose, Batangas PNP

BATANGAS- A 56-year-old woman was hit by a stray bullet inside her own house in Batangas.

Zenaida Gonzales was sitting inside her home on New Year's Eve when she was hit by a stray bullet near her neck.

The bullet left a hole on Gonzales' roof.

“Nakita na may naka-embed na slug dito sa lower portion ng kanyang neck,” San Jose Police Chief Investigator SPO2 Nelson Flores said.

The 27-year-old suspect, a security guard, was immediately caught after he was seen by Zenaida's child firing his gun in an upward direction.

“Nakita niya na nagpapaputok yung suspek pataas so inignore naman nya yun kasi new year na, hindi naman siya binabaril. Nung dumating siya sa kanyang bahay, nalaman niya na may tama yung kanyang ina,” Flores said.

Police records show that the suspect was previously arrested for pointing a gun at someone last year.

The suspect, who refused to give a statement, is currently detained at the San Jose Municipal Police Station.