Woman allegedly shot dead on Mangaia

Tuesday January 23, 2018 Written by Published in Crime

An alleged shooting incident on the island of Mangaia on Sunday has caused the death of a woman, believed to be in her 30s.


Cook Islands Police Service spokesman Trevor Pitt confirmed the death, but did not specify the cause of the fatality.

He said a police investigation into the death was continuing.

“I can confirm that a team of police officers travelled to Mangaia on Sunday afternoon to investigate a fatality,” Pitt said.

“A Crown solicitor was part of the investigation team. 

“Police are not yet in a position to comment on the cause or the actions which resulted in the death of a woman.”

The Cook Islands Police Service also asked people not to speculate the cause of the death as investigations were still underway.

However, it has been alleged that a couple were drinking when an argument broke out, resulting in the shooting incident.

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