15 Nov 2002

American Samoan kiled in drive-by shooting

10:57 am on 15 November 2002

Police in American Samoa have located a vehicle they believe was used in a drive by shooting at Malaeloa yesterday.

26 year old Ma'alona Felisi was killed in the attack.

The Special Assistant to the Commissioner of Public Safety, Mike Fuiava, says they have received a lot of leads since the incident and this has helped in their investigation.

He says all the officers in the Criminal Investigation Division and senior officers in the Department have been assigned to the case.

Mr Fuiava has declined to give any motives for the shooting or details on the weapon used.

Police have indicated they expect to apprehend a male suspect before the day is over.