Soldier claims he fired gun to scare away “evil spirit”

BACARRA, Ilocos Norte, April 21–His teenage niece was believed to have been possessed by evil spirit. The girl went wild and unruly as she screamed aloud. When relatives and neighbors tried to calm her down, the more she turned delirious.Her physical strength was incredible, witnesses said. At that juncture, her uncle (army soldier) on vacation here came and intervened. He drew his caliber.45 service firearm and fired eight times on the air. Nobody was hurt. When grilled by investigators, the soldier admitted he fired his gun to scare away the evil spirit that allegedly possessed his niece. The soldier, assigned at Camp Aquino, Tarlac, showed the documents of his issued service firearm.