PNP chief orders probe on Negros cop used as target in firing

MANILA – PNP Chief Director General Ricardo Marquez ordered an investigation into a viral video posted in social media account showing a policeman getting hit after being used as a live target purportedly by his superior officer in a firing range in Negros Occidental.

“The regional director order the conduct of an investigation. When shots are fired and may casualty, dapat may investigation na mangyayari,” said Marquez.

He added that there was no such training in PNP, otherwise it should be for the special units.

“Hindi ko maimagine kung anong purpose nung ganung klaseng activity dahil wala naman ngayon sa regular training ng PNP ginagawa yun sa mga special units confidence firing hindi naman sya special unit so an investigation should be already underway,” the PNP Chief explained.

The incident happened last May 19 in Victorias City in Negros Occidental were PO1 Marvin Gustilo was fixing a target board when the gun used by Supt. Frederick Mead accidentally went off.

Gustillo dropped to his knees after he was hit by a bullet in the leg and the bullet was allegedly fired by Mead using an M16 assault rifle. PNA/