Tongan 12 year old held after shooting death

Reports from Tonga say a 12-year-old boy is in police custody following the death of a man in an alleged firearms incident on Saturday night.

Matangi Tonga reports it understands the 18-year-old died from a gunshot wound to his head.

The police say the incident occured at a residence in Kolomotu'a in the capital Nuku'alofa.

Their investigations are continuing.