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14-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead While Answering Learning Modules at Home

Girl Shot Dead

A 14-year-old girl was shot dead while answering her learning modules inside her family’s rented space in Sitio Riverside I, Barangay Cansojong, Talisay City, Cebu. The incident occurred just after 7 a.m. on April 26, 2024.

The victim, a Grade 7 student, was preparing her learning modules for submission to her teachers when a man entered the home and shot her in the right cheek. She was in the company of a 13-year-old relative, also busy with schoolwork. Here are some details from the report of GMA Regional TV News.

Details of the Incident

According to initial investigation, a man knocked on the door, and when no one responded, he forced his way in and shot the girl. Neighbors reported hearing a single gunshot but did not see the perpetrator. Authorities discovered the learning modules and other belongings scattered on the victim’s bed, stained with blood.

The girl’s mother, referred to as “Evelyn,” expressed shock and said she was unaware of any person who might have a grudge against her daughter. Evelyn mentioned that her daughter had no known enemies.

Police Investigation

The Talisay City Police, led by Police Lieutenant Colonel Epraem Paguyod, launched an investigation to determine the motive behind the shooting. One of the angles the police pursued involves the alleged connection of the victim’s parents and a sibling to illegal drugs.

The authorities are also attempting to identify CCTV footage from the surrounding area to help track the perpetrator and gather additional evidence. The ongoing investigation aims to establish any links that could lead to the arrest of the suspect and uncover the reason behind this tragic event.

The senseless killing has shocked the local community and raised questions about safety and security in the area. The police are urging people with information about the incident to come forward, stressing that community cooperation is crucial to ensure justice is serve.

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