shooting incident

Papua group wants NZ to challenge Jakarta over 'shoot first' policy

Reuters reported that Indonesian security forces responded to a riot - where they opened fire on a crowd - late last month.

The riot began after locals started throwing rocks at Wamena police station in Highland Papua where a man accused of abducting a six-year-old was detained.

Catherine Delahunty, a spokesperson for the network, said the group condemned the decision to open fire.

Multiple fatalities after shooting at supermarket in New York state

Authorities said the suspect, who was armed with an assault-style rifle and appeared to have acted alone, drove to Buffalo from his home in a New York county "hours away" to target the store in an attack he broadcast on the internet.

Eleven of the 13 people struck by gunfire were Black, officials said.

The suspect, who was not immediately named by police, was heavily armed and dressed in tactical gear, including body armour, police said.

Shootout prompts West Papua border closure

This follows reports of an Indonesian troop build-up along the border from communities in PNG's West Sepik province.

Indonesian-ruled West Papua has been gripped by weeks of protests and violent unrest which has left dozens of people dead.

Amid a security forces crackdown, concern has been raised in neighbouring PNG about another potential influx of West Papuan refugees

PNG's Immigration and Citizenship Authority has advised that following a shootout the border is closed to nationals from both sides until further notice.

Hong Kong protester shot by live round

The incident came as thousands of people demonstrated in defiance of a protest ban for the 70th anniversary of Communist rule in China.

Though people have been shot by rubber bullets in previous protests, this is the first injury from a live round.

In the Chinese capital Beijing, 15,000 soldiers paraded with advanced military hardware to mark the anniversary.

Nearly four months of protests in Hong Kong have challenged Chinese President Xi Jinping's vision of national unity.

Shots fired at California garlic festival

The Gilroy Garlic Festival was about to finish for the weekend on Sunday evening, when shots were fired at the site.

There was "a white man in his early to mid-30s firing a rifle," eyewitness Julissa Contreras told NBC.

Video posted on social media showed people running away from the festival site amid general confusion.

The Santa Clara County Medical Center has so far admitted two victims, CBS reports.

"It was just rapid firing," Ms Contreras told NBC Bay Area. "I could see him shooting in just every direction. He wasn't aiming at anyone specifically.

Tonga Police arrest suspect in shooting incident

Police arrested the suspect at his home in Pahu on Sunday morning.

A 23-year-old man from Kolonga is admitted at Vaiola Hospital and remains in a stable condition.

He was allegedly shot at several times during a brawl at Kolonga.

The victim received five gunshot wounds.

The suspect is in Police custody while an investigation continues.


Indiana child fires handgun found in sofa at Ikea

police say.

The weapon had fallen into cushions as a shopper sat down to test the sofa at the store in a suburb of the state capital, Indianapolis.

Nobody was hurt in Monday's incident and no arrests have been made. Ikea said it had expressed "sincerest apologies" to the child's family.

Police say the gun-owner did not notice he had dropped his firearm.

"He sat down and somehow or another it became dislodged from this body and when he got up he didn't realise that he was without it," Tom Weger of the Fishers Police Department told the Washington Post.

Niue men involved in shooting released on bail

The incident occurred in the village of Tuapa involving firearms. 

One of them has been released on bail after a court hearing yesterday, but has been charged with presenting a firearm. 

The other is still in custody and will appear in court today but will also be released on bail.

Police Commander Tony Edwards says they're still investigating.

"Those persons have very strict bail conditions and will be monitored by Police until the next court hearing," he says. 

Man in Tonga hospital after being shot in the chest

The incident occurred on Tuesday, 20 March in Fo’ui.

The victim told Police he accidentally shot himself while cleaning the gun.

Police reportedly said, the man, whose identity has not yet been released, did not hold a firearms license.

Kaniva News reports an investigation is underway after the incident     

Teen injured in accidental shooting in Tonga

He was flown to Vaiola hospital in Tongatapu and is currently in a stable condition, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health said yesterday afternoon.

Kaniva News reports the incident happened in a tax allotment.

The cause of the shooting is under Police investigation, but health authority believe it was accidental.

The spokesperson said he could not release further details of the victim and any of the information they get in relation to the incident as the Police investigation is continuing.