Pregnant woman killed in Ramu shooting

A pregnant woman was killed instantly today while several bystanders injured in a shooting at Ramu, Madang Province.

About five men, armed with a Magnum pistol, held up a staff from an Asian-owned shop – called Most Grace Limited – as he was trying to deposit takings in the nearby bank.

As the suspects were about to leave in a white 10-seater (Toyota Land Cruiser – DAB 851), bystanders grabbed stones and stoned the vehicle.

“In retaliation, the men fired into the crowd, killing the woman instantly,” leader of the Mobile Squad 15 unit on ground, Inspector Michael Yambun, told Loop PNG.

“The men decamped into nearby shrubs beside Dumbu Real Estate, and made off with more than K50,000 while we confiscated the vehicle.

“My guys are securing the area within Ramu Sugar township.”

An eyewitness told this newsroom that one other female shot in the leg was rushed to the Goroka hospital by the Ramu Agri Industries Ltd Ambulance.

(Most Grace Limited after the robbery today)

Carmella Gware