23 Jan 2015

One dead after alleged police shooting in PNG

8:15 pm on 23 January 2015

One man is dead and two others are in hospital with serious injuries after what's been reported as police shooting in Papua New Guinea's capital, Port Moresby.

PNG Loop reports a group from the Hanuabada area waiting at a bus stop were manhandled by police officers who later fired shots in the air.

One villager is quoted as saying more officers then turned up and started shooting at a gathered crowd.

The National Capital District Commander, Jerry Frank, said he was yet to be fully briefed on the incident.