MANILA (DWDD) – Emelyn Villanueva, the 15-year-old girl who was hit by a bullet on New Year’s Eve in Malabon, passed away.
According to reports, Emelyn was declared dead by Dr. Christian Perolina at 6:12 p.m. at the surgical intensive care unit of the Jose R Reyes Memorial Medical Center.
Contrary to some media reports that the vicitms condition improved, doctors indicated that her condition did not changed and she remained in coma until her demise.
It can be recalled that Villanueva was watching a fireworks display outside their home at 11:45 p.m. when she was struck by the bullet in the head.
Police and medical authorities are still in conflict as to the true nature of the incident as the PNP claims Emelyn was a victim of accidental firing after the bullet intended for a baranggay tanod hit the victim, while health officials claims its a clear case of “stray bullet.” MCAG