Air Force officer accidentally shoots self

Meneil Lopez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 03 2017 11:23 PM

Photo courtesy of RJ Hipolito

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL - A Philippine Air Force officer was wounded after he accidentally shot himself while cleaning his gun in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental Friday afternoon.

Staff Sergeant John-John Elbanbuena sustained a gunshot wound in his chest, police said.

Elbanbauena was reportedly cleaning a .45 pistol when he accidentally squeezed the trigger. He was rushed to Riverside Medical Center.

Police investigation showed the incident took place inside Philippine Air Force Tactical Operation Group 6 in Camp Alfredo Montelibano St. past 3 p.m.