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Cavite Vice Gov. Jolo Revilla's gunshot wound accidental, family says


(Updated 9:14 p.m.) Cavite Vice Gov. Jolo Revilla has been brought to a hospital in Muntinlupa for a gunshot wound that the family spokesman says was accidental.

According to a GMA "News TV Live" report, lawyer Raymond Fortun has said Revilla accidentally pulled the trigger of a gun that he was cleaning at their home in Ayala Alabang on Saturday morning.

In a statement sent to media, Fortun said the gun was a .40-caliber Glock pistol.



The vice governor is now stable although still groggy from medicine that he was given at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Muntinlupa City, where he was brought for treatment.

Fortun said Revilla will have to stay in the hospital for the next 48 to 72 hours.
 
Revilla's mother, Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado-Revilla and brother Bacoor Mayor Strike Revilla are already at the hospital, the report said. Senator Ramon Revilla Jr., who is detained on graft charges in connection with the pork barrel scam, already knows about the incident.
 
Revilla's talent manager Lolit Solis earlier told GMA News Online that he sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his upper right chest.
 
She said that Revilla, whose showbiz career she has been managing since he was a child, was at the ICU. Solis is also the talent manager of Revilla's parents.

'Emotional stress'
 
Solis said the younger Revilla may be emotionally stressed because of developments in his father's alleged unauthorized meeting with Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile last Feb 14.
 
“Emotionally upset siya [dahil] sa tatay niya kasi sa lahat ng anak siya ang pinakamalapit [kay Sen. Bong Revilla Jr.] Idol niya tatay niya,” Solis said. 
 
She added that she saw the younger Revilla on Friday and she noticed that he was extremely worried about his father.
 
“Napansin ko lang na he's not the same. Parang anak ko na siya,” Solis said.
 
Radio dzBB earlier reported that Revilla was at the Asian Hospital for a gunshot wound that seemed to have been self-inflicted.
 
GMA News Online called the Asian Hospital and Medical Center for confirmation but the hospital said it did not have a record of Revilla being brought in as of 8:00 p.m. — Andrei Medina/JDS, GMA News
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