Two Chinese nationals were allegedly attacked by four men believed to be robbers near their shop (Poomo Supermarket) at Koki in the nation’s capital.
The incident happened in the early hours of today leaving one dead and the other sustaining serious knife wounds.
According to Poomo employees working during the night, the two Chinese expatriate were attacked in their home on the second floor of the shop.
One was shot on the chest and the other sustained knife wounds and under critical condition at St. Johns Hospital.
Employees said the incident happened between 2:30am and 2:45am when the men armed with an homemade pistol, a bush knife and knife climbed the 4.8 meters brick wall with a ladder and forced open the iron window bars with a car jack and entered the house.
Sources say that they believe the men did not get anything however had left the two badly wounded and dead.
It was alleged that the men escaped and had dropped their gun and weapons while trying to escape the scene.
Rex Nire a caretaker of a property next to Poomo Trading said that it was a tragic incident that has happened before and it has happened again.
“The four men had gone through the property area and climbed using a ladder made of scrap timbers,” he said.
Reports stated that in 2013 four expatriates operating a bakery business in the same Poomo trade store were hacked to death leaving one reportedly beheaded in the attack. Post Courier/ PNG Today
By Staff Reporter : PNG Today