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Drunken Man Shoots Self Twice, Misses, Ends in Jail

May 1, 1994

MANILA, Philippines (AP) _ A drunken man shot himself twice in an apparent suicide attempt but only grazed his head, and ended up in jail when police found he had used an unlicensed gun, a news report said Sunday.

The Philippine News Agency said Rogelio Aparicio, 46, became despondent after his wife left him.

On Thursday, Aparicio shot himself first in the temple but merely grazed his head, the agency said. He then aimed the revolver in his mouth but again missed, grazing only his lips, it said.

A neighbor heard the shots and reported them to police.

Bleeding from his wounds, Aparicio was treated at a hospital, and later arrested for illegal arms possession, the report said.

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