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Police question boy, 10, over Sabeto shooting

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A 10-year-old boy has been taken in for questioning by police in connection with the Sabeto shooting that left a six-year-old dead and a 14-year-old in hospital.

The boy was questioned in the presence of his parents. It is believed that he was also playing with the deceased Mohammed Khubeb Khan and 14-year-old Mohammed Nabil Khan during the shooting incident in Sabeto on Saturday.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the interview was suspended on Sunday night and resumed yesterday morning.

She said the questioning was linked to the alleged shooting incident that resulted in the death of young Khubeb and gunshot wounds to Nabil Khan.

"A 10-year-old boy was taken in for questioning with the presence of his parents as it was alleged that he was also playing with the deceased, and 14-year-old when the incident happened," she said.

"The interview was suspended last night and will resume this morning. The gun owner's interview will also resume this morning."

Ms Naisoro said Mr Khan was recovering well at the Lautoka Hospital.

"The 14-year-old victim had an operation yesterday and is in stable condition at the Lautoka Hospital.

"The gun owner's interview also resumed yesterday."

Ms Naisoro said the force had enlisted the help of the army in going over the gun and would release details of the weapon when the investigation was completed.


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