24 Aug 2002

Sixteen year old Solomon Islands girl killed in shooting incident in Gold Ridge area

5:37 am on 24 August 2002

Another report from Solomon Islands says a shooting incident in the Gold Ridge area on Thursday night has claimed the life of a 16 year old girl and left an eight year old fighting for her life at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara.

The national broadcaster , the SIBC, says the two were travelling in a truck with relatives when the vehicle was fired on.

Police are still trying to establish where the gunshots came from and who was the target in the vehicle.