Man shoots relative over differences during a family meeting

By Lagi Keresoma

APIA, SAMOA: THURSDAY 20 AUGUST 2015: A 54 year old woman was shot in the chest during a family meeting at Nofoali’i last week.

The incident happened at 10.00pm and was reported to the Faleolo police post.

A 49 year old relative of the victim is charged with attempted murder and is under police custody.

Police spokesperson Superintendent Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu said investigations are continuing and the victim is recovering at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole hospital.

In a separate incident, a 46 year old man from Puipa’a is in police custody and charged with rape.

Su’a said the incident happened at Vaitele when the victim was out selling Samoan cocoa.

The accused will appear in Court 31 August 2015.