Police to investigate circumstances of Vice Governor Jolo Revilla’s self-inflicted gunshot wound
His father, on the other hand, will be seeking permission to visit
(SPOT.ph) On Saturday, February 28, Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla was rushed to the hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound in his torso. Earlier reports only revealed that the Vice Governor’s injuries were on his upper right chest and that he was rushed to the Asian Hospital and Medical Center. In succeeding reports, it then became apparent that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted.
Lolit Solis, talent manager of Revilla’s mother, Second District of Cavite Representative Lani Mercado-Revilla, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that, "Jolo idolizes Bong. Jolo lost a source of strength." Solis spoke to other news agencies, consistently claiming that the young Revilla had been feeling depressed over the incarceration of his father, Senator Bong Revilla.
However, Attorney Raymond Fortun disputed the claims made by Solis. Although the injury was indeed self-inflicted, the family’s lawyer said that it had been an accident. Vice Governor Revilla was cleaning a ".40 Glock hand gun" and it accidentally went off. According to Attorney Fortun, Vice Governor Revilla said, "Nagkamali ako."
The most recent update from Representative Mercado-Revilla was at March 1, 4:54 p.m.:
As standard procedure, a team headed by Chief Superintendent Henry Rañola would be investigating the circumstances of the shooting incident. Attorney Fortun told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that the person "who can shed the most light on the matter" would be Vice Governor Revilla himself, who would be "available for interview" on Monday afternoon. According to a report by the Philippine Star, his distraught father Senator Bong Revilla will be asking Sandiganbayan to grant him permission to visit his son on the same day.