Man sustains gunshot wound to the head after allegedly playing Russian Roulette in Cebu City
CEBU CITY, Philippines – A man playing a game of Russian Roulette is said to have shot himself in the head in Sitio Lupa, Barangay Basak, San Nicolas, Cebu City early Wednesday morning, August 30, 2023.
Police Major Jonathan Bethooven Nifiel Taneo of the Mambaling Police Station, in his report, identified the victim as 21 year-old Troy Kervin Montero, jobless, and a resident of the barangay.
Taneo narrated in his report that personnel of the Mambaling Police Station responded to a suicide incident alarm in the area reported by personnel of the Barangay Police Security Officers (BPSO) in the barangay at around 6:20 a.m.
When authorities arrived, they found the victim unresponsive.
Taneo added in his report that personnel of the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) immediately brought the victim to the Cebu City Medical Center for medical treatment.
As of this posting, the victim is in stable condition, the report said.
The report said the subject person was playing a game of “Russian Roulette” in front of his friend with the intention of committing suicide at the time of the incident.
The victim then shot himself in the head using a caliber .38 revolver, which resulted to him obtaining head injuries, the report said.
Russian Roulette is a game of chance, wherein each player aims and fires at their own head a gun that has five empty chambers and only one bullet.
According to the report, the victim is now in a stable condition while waiting for gunshot wound head trauma surgery at the hospital.
After the personnel of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) processed the crime scene, they recovered the gun allegedly used in the shooting, one empty carted shell, and two live ammunitions, said Taneo.
- Those facing huge personal problems or experiencing extreme sadness can reach out to and call Tawag Paglaum Centro Bisaya if they need someone to talk to. Tawag Paglaum Centro Bisaya is a 24/7 call-based hotline for suicide prevention and emotional crisis intervention established in Cebu. Anyone in Central Visayas experiencing a mental disorder relapse or suicidal thoughts may reach the hotline at 0939-936-5433 or 0927-654-1629.
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