Teen girl hit by bullet on New Year's Eve dies


Posted at Jan 04 2017 07:26 PM

MANILA - The 15-year-old girl who was hit in the head by a bullet on New Year's Eve has died, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said Wednesday.

Emilyn Villanueva, the victim from Malabon City, went into a coma before she died.

Malabon City police on Sunday claimed that the teenager was not hit by a stray bullet but was shot by a still unidentified gunman. The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) also claimed that it was a "shooting incident."

Ubial, however, said health officials who visited Villanueva when she was still in the hospital have reasons to believe that she is a victim of a stray bullet from indiscriminate firing.