Viral: Video shows indiscriminate firing on New Year’s Eve

Angela Casauay

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The Facebook video shows a group of guys taking turns to fire at least 6 shots to the sky

'IRRESPONSIBLE ACT.' Netizens are outraged over a viral video showing a group of boys indiscriminately firing their guns to the sky. Screengrab from Facebook video

MANILA, Philippines –  Here’s a case of New Year revelry gone too far. 

A video circulating on Facebook shows a group of men taking turns to indiscriminately fire their guns to the sky on New Year’s Eve. At least 6 shots were fired.

Facebook user Drew Lutchina originally uploaded the video on his page but the account was deactivated after the post went viral.

A concerned citizen sent a copy of the original version of the video, as well as screen grabs of Lutchina’s timeline, to Rappler. 

We’re reposting the video below in the interest of public service: 

GUN REVELRY. Aside from the video, photos of bullets purportedly used during the New Year revelry were also posted on Facebook. Screenshot of Facebook user Drew Lutchina's timeline

Other posts of the user on the wee hours of Thursday, January 1, show his friends holding a water dipper filled with bullets.  

According to screen grabs of his Facebook account, the person who posted the video lives in the town of Narvacan in Ilocos Sur and works as a collector for an appliance center. 

The video has since been reposted in a gun club page on Facebook, where netizens expressed their outrage over the illegal act. 

Members of the page called the incident irresponsible, with some calling for action from authorities. 

As of Sunday morning, January 4, the Philippine National Police has recorded 43 injuries due to stray bullets

An 11-year-old girl was killed when a stray bullet from a caliber .45 firearm hit her while she was standing outside the house with her family. –

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