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Actor shot while filming robbery

2010-11-02 07:38:44 GMT2010-11-02 15:38:44 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A deadly mistake during filming of a movie in the Philippines.

When security guard Eddie Cuizon saw a masked man with a gun zoom past him, he shot and killed him. Not knowing the masked man was actually an actor filming a robbery scene.

Now Kirk Abella, the star of "Going Somewhere" is dead and his family is calling on police to bring charges against Cuizon.

SOUNDBITE: Relative of actor Kirk Abella saying:

We're pursuing a case, not settling, because a life was taken."

They're not accepting Cuizon's explanation that it was an accident.

The security guard is now behind bars, facing murder charges.

The Philippines has one of the highest numbers of gun-related deaths per capita in Asia and the country has come under fire for having some of the most lax gun laws in the region.

Deborah Gembara, Reuters.

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