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PM offers condolences to the Ravana family

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Update: 6:39PM PRIME Minister Rear Admiral Voreqe Bainimarama (Ret) said the death of former Coca-Cola Games gold medalist and Pacific Games bronze medalist Roy Ravana was a 'terrible tragedy'.

In a statement issued by the Information Ministry today, the PM also offered his condolences to the Ravana family.

"I can only begin to imagine the heartbreak they feel over the loss of their precious son," he said.

"The hearts of every Fijian go out to them and they are in our prayers and thoughts."

Ravana died from gunshot wounds after a drive-by shooting incident in South Sacramento on Monday.

Two juveniles were arrested today in relation to the incident by detectives from the Sacramento County Sheriffs Department.

Sergeant Lisa Bowman, sheriff's spokesperson said the juveniles were booked into the Sacramento County Juvenile Hall.

No motive for the shooting and homicide is not known at this time, she said.

The late Mr Ravana, a former Marist Brothers High School student, was a member of the champion 4X400m relay team that helped the Flagstaff school scoop the overall boys title at the 2011 Coca-Cola Games and broke the record at the 2012 games.

His father, Roy Ravana senior, is making preparations to travel to the US to escort his son back home.

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