1 May 2003

Man shot dead in police station in Solomon Islands

10:14 am on 1 May 2003

There has been another killing in Solomon Islands with a man shot dead in a police station in Auki on Malaita.

Sources say an elderly man, who was being questioned at the station, was shot and another person wounded on Tuesday night.

There are reports that a man appeared at the station and began firing indiscriminately, but there has been no official comment from police.

The latest killing comes after the shooting of two special constables earlier this week on the Weather Coast by supporters of rebel leader Harold Keke.

Those constables were part of a team trying to verify reports that Keke had killed 21 people on the Weather Coast over the past month.