A 13-year-old boy was shot dead in a slaughterhouse in Tondo, Manila.
According to a report on GMA's "24 Oras Weekend" on Sunday, Aldrin Pineda was killed at 8:00 p.m. on Friday night while he was playing with his friends.
His mother, Michelle Pineda, said she instructed Aldrin to buy drinks, but he ended up playing with his friends in a nearby slaughterhouse.
"Nasalubong ko po 'yung anak ko namumutla na, na akala ko na lang po nadapa siya kasi kinakaladkad niya na 'yung paa niya. Nakita ko 'yung paa niya puro dugo na," she said.
"Talagang nilapitan siya, flinashlightan pa siya tapos tinutukan ng baril," she added.
Michelle also asked the policemen supposedly guarding the slaughterhouse which of them fired at her son.
"Tinanong ko po siya dun sa tatlong police, kung sino po nagpaputok. Sabi ng police, wala po raw nagpaputok," she said.
"Police talaga. Police talaga gumawa sa anak ko. Police, police. Dahil ang gwardiya, hindi nagpuputi ng gamit—orange 'yan, ang mga gwardiya. Police, puting damit 'yan," she added.
The Manila Police District (MPD) acknowledged that police officers are assigned to guard the slaughterhouse, but said that there were no employees in the area during the time of the incident.
"Umattend po sila ng court hearing, so inadvisan ko po 'yung police natin na kumuha sila ng court appearance para po mapatunayan at masabi nila na during that time, wala pong naka-duty na police don," Police Superintendent Jay Calimlim Dimaandal said.
Dimaandal said they will also subject policemen of the MPD Station 1 to a ballistic test on Monday to determine if they were the ones who shot at the child.
"Isa-subject po namin sa ballistic saka 'yung firearm nila, iche-check natin 'yung mga security guard na naka-duty," he said. — Jon Viktor D. Cabuenas/BM, GMA News