18 Dec 2006

Man shot and injured outside Vanuatau courthouse

6:49 am on 18 December 2006

Vanuatu police are investigating a shooting outside the courthouse, which seriously injuried a man.

The victim, James Kalatei who is also the newly appointed President of the Vanuatu Fishermen Association, is recovering in Vila Central Hospital from a .22 bullet wound.

The Daily Post says the shot went right through his left thigh.

While he believes he was deliberately shot at, police have maintained the gun was set off accidentally by a passenger in a vehicle.