Patient shoots doc inside clinic then kills self

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

CEBU CITY (Updated) -- An orthopedic doctor was shot dead mid-morning today, Thursday, by his male patient, who then killed himself, inside his clinic at the Sacred Heart Hospital on Villa Aznar Road, Urgello, Cebu City.

Dr. Cris Cecil Abbu was shot by Wilfredo Sabonsolin, 72, a former seaman who had been his patient for some time. Abbu succumbed to two gunshot wounds; he was declared dead at 10:30 a.m.

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Police found Sabonsolin sitting on a wheelchair inside the rehabilitation room of Abbu's clinic. Also found in the crime scene were a .38 pistol and two empty shells. Sabonsolin was seen carrying a sling bag when he entered the clinic.

In a radio dySS interview, Cebu City Police Office Director Noli Romana, who is at the hospital, surmised that Sabonsolin's ongoing treatment for his condition may have triggered him to shoot Abbu.

Sabonsolin has problems with his vertebral column and has been operated on twice by Abbu. (Sun.Star Cebu)

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