19 Dec 2014

Samoa cop reportedly shot

10:35 am on 19 December 2014

Reports from Samoa say police are investigating an incident yesterday in which a police sergeant was shot in his left thigh.

The assistant police commissioner and spokesperson, Fauono Talalelei Tapu, says information on the incident cannot be released at this time because an investigation is being carried out.

He will not confirm whether the shooting happened.

But a nurse at the Tupua Tamasese Mea'ole hospital says the injured officer is stable and he will be undergoing a surgery sometime today to remove the bullet.