Stray bullet kills 12-year-old girl during Simbang Gabi
""Mama...mama ko," were the young girl's final words before she passed away in her mother's arms
Kristine Joy Sailog was waiting outside a church with her mom in Biñan, Laguna when a stray bullet hit her, killing her instantly. She was 12 years old.
The bullets, which injured another woman identified as Rowena Flores in the vicinity, were intended for Allan Fernandez, a barangay official, who was also killed on the spot.
According to a report by ABS-CBN, Rowena is currently in the ICU and Allan was a known drug user who surrendered a few months ago, as part of the Philippine National Police's Oplan Tokhang.
Speaking to ABS-CBN's TV Patrol, Kristine's mom recounted how her daughter suddenly fell to the ground, bleeding from her side.
"Mama...mama ko," were the young girl's final words before she passed away in her mother's arms
"Mama...mama ko," were the young girl's final words before she passed away in her mother's arms. ABS-CBN reports that she was the youngest of four siblings.
Her grieving father and mother cry out for justice, sharing with ABS-CBN how their "sweet and thoughtful" little girl had big dreams; these included buying a home for her family one day.
You can watch a full report on the tragic incident below.
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