Machete attack leaves man fighting for his life

By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu ,

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The Police has launched an investigation to find who was responsible for the attack.

The Police has launched an investigation to find who was responsible for the attack. (Photo: File)

A man, who was found unconscious in a pool of blood, is fighting for his life at the hospital from severe injuries to his head. 

The Police has launched an investigation to find who was responsible for the attack.

This was confirmed by Police Superintendent and Media Spokesperson, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo, in response to questions from the Samoa Observer. 

The young man is at the Intensive Care Unit of the Tupua Tamasese Meaole hospital in Moto’otua. 

“Preliminary reports indicate that a machete was involved,” he said.

“As of now (yesterday morning) the man is undergoing emergency surgery. 

“The matter was reported to us around 4am.

“We are now looking for the suspect(s).”

An elderly man who lives nearby the area told the Samoa Observer the man is from Moto’otua and was found unconscious in the parking lot. 

“Who could do such a thing, beat up another person and leave them to die?” he said.

“The injuries were severe and we pray that this man will make it. He is in a pretty bad shape.”

Another woman in the area told the Samoa Observer that she was surprised to wake up and found Police Officers in the area. 

“They roped off where the victim was found and we were asked to answer some questions but we were not aware of anything going on,” she said. 

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