Woman in shooting incident flown out

By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i ,

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Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital at Motootua.

Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital at Motootua. (Photo: Misiona Simo/Samoa Observer)

The victim in an alleged domestic violence shooting incident last week has been medivacked to New Zealand for further surgery. 

The woman – who is in her 30s – was flown out of the country last Friday morning, according to a family member who did not want to be named.

Police Commissioner, Fuiavaili’ili Egon Keil, told the Samoa Observer last Thursday that the victim suffered gunshot wounds to her face in an alleged domestic violence incident. 

Deputy Registrar of the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration, Ve'atauia Fa’atasi Puleiata, said Peter Tulaga Eliesa of Vailoa has been charged with attempted murder and is scheduled to appear in the Supreme Court on February 4, 2019 for criminal mention.  

“Peter will be in Court next month on the 4th and he is facing attempted murder,” Ve’atauia said, an interview with this newspaper.

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