The son of detained senator Ramon Revilla Jr has sustained a gunshot wound on his chest.
Cavite Vice Gov. Jolo Revilla, a son of jailed Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla, was rushed to a hospital for a gunshot wound on his upper right chest, Cavite Gov. Juanito Victor Remulla said.
“He sustained a gun shot that went through his upper right chest. I don’t know how it happened,” Remulla said in a phone interview Saturday. “He’s alive.”
According to media report, Revilla is “in stable condition” and “will survive.” He is currently being treated at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center.
The family is asking for prayers for Revilla, who remains in intensive care.
Meanwhile, Lolit Solis, Revilla’s talent manager, said in an interview on dzBB that “sad to say,” the gunshot wound appears to be self-inflicted, Rappler reported. The Revilla family, which is set to release an official statement, has yet to confirm this.
Solis added that among the Revilla children, the vice governor is the most affected by his father’s detention over involvement with the pork barrel scam.