Filipino actor mistaken for a real killer fatally shot by Cebu watchman while filming movie

Actor Kirk Abella was shot to death by a barangay watchman in Cebu while filming a movie on Saturday night, reports GMA News TV. Abella, 30, was playing the role of a hooded assassin riding a motorcycle when Edgardo Cuizon mistakenly took the actor for a real killer.

With a bonnet over his head and a plastic gun in hand, Abella was playing a small part in the United Kingdom movie "Going Somewhere" when Cuizon shot him in the back. Cuizon said he was unaware of the film shooting and went after the actor after residents in the area reported the presence of an armed man.

Aside from homicide, Cuizon also faces additional charges for violating the imposed election gun ban.

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