Fatal shooting shocks village

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By Ilia L. Likou, 28 June 2016

Residents of Faleula-uta are in a state of shock following an incident where a man was shot – and he later died at the hospital.

The young man from Faleula-uta was shot by another male during a dispute that turned ugly quite quickly.

A family member who spoke to the Samoa Observer on the condition of anonymity said the incident happened last week.  “We heard a loud bang from the house where they were drinking (alcohol) and we knew that something went wrong,” she said.

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“It was late on that night.

“Not long after someone came and told our family that he was shot and he’s in a serious condition and.

“He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a few days after.” According to the family member, they are not sure what led to the dispute.

“All I know is that alcohol was involved and there was an argument between the two men. I was told that they were intoxicated and one man just used a gun on the other.

 “I am pretty sure they were really drunk.”

Police Media Officer, Maotaoali’i Kaioneta Kitiona, confirmed the shooting, saying the accused man faces a murder charge.

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By Ilia L. Likou, 28 June 2016

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