5 Jan 2015

Police to investigate police after PNG shooting

7:17 pm on 5 January 2015

The police chief in the Papua New Guinea city of Lae says an investigation will be launched into the death of a woman on New Year's Eve, and whether it was a police shooting.

Moanna Pisimi was shot in the back of the head as her car was pursued.

Chief Superintendent Iven Lakatani says it's unclear who shot Ms Pisimi as there were two groups chasing her at the time -- Police and security guards.

PNG Loop reports him saying the death is a priority matter and police will investigate thoroughly, despite the investigation involving their own officers.