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An unidentified gunman shot and wounded a man not far from the Papua Police headquarters on the first day of the new year, residents here said.New Year’s Day Shooting Injures One in Papua
Banjir Ambarita | January 02, 2013
Jayapura. An unidentified gunman shot and wounded a man not far from the Papua Police headquarters on the first day of the new year, residents here said.
Malage Tabuni, 43, was waiting for a public minivan with four friends at the Porasko stop just 30 meters from the Papua Police headquarters at about 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday in the provincial capital when he was shot in his right shoulder.
A friend rushed him to Jayapura’s Dok II General Hospital, where he is still being treated.
Ibani Tabuni, one of the four friends present, said the group was on their way home after attending a party at Angkasapura in North Jayapura and were waiting for southbound public transportation.
“We had just alighted from a public transport van and were waiting for another to go to Entrop [in South Jayapura] when suddenly, the shoulder of Malage Tabuni began to bleed and after we had a look at it, it turned out to appear like a gunshot wound,” Ibani said.
Ibani said he, the victim and the three other members of the group did not see the shooter.
“We do not know where the shot came from and at that same time there was also the sound of a firecracker,” Ibani said.
Quoting doctors at the hospital, Ibani said the bullet was still inside Malage’s shoulder and surgery would be undertaken to remove it.
Papua Police spokesman Sr. Comr. I Gede Sumerta Jaya declined immediate comment.