Saturday, October 21, 2017

1)Police investigate shooting incident near Freeport

2) Freeport vehicles shot at by unidentified assailants

1) Police investigate shooting incident near Freeport

Timika, Papua (ANTARA News) - The police is investigating a shooting incident of an operational car of PT Freeport Indonesia in Tembagapura, 67.5 mile point, on Saturday morning.

The joint team of security personnel of police and Indonesian Military was on the lookout for the armed crime group, the Head of Timika Resort Police, Adjunct Senior Commissioner Victor Dean Mackbon stated here on Saturday.

"The shooting damaged the front window and right front door of the car," Mackbon noted.

The security officers found a bullet projectile in the area, he added.

"We will investigate the evidence and the type of weapon used," Mackbon remarked.

The incident occurred when a car driven by Jamil Lampung down the hill was shot at. Additionally, another car, driven by Joe Hatch, was also shot on the left side.

Jamil continued to drive his car to Tembagapura hospital to get medical treatment. According to police, Hatch was not injured. (*)
Editor: Heru

2) Freeport vehicles shot at by unidentified assailants

Jayapura, Papua | Sat, October 21, 2017 | 05:31 pm
Unidentified perpetrators shot at two vehicles in a gold and copper miner PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) mining area in Tembagapura, Mimika, Papua, on Saturday.
The driver of one of the vehicles, M. Jamil Lampung, 49, sustained injuries from broken glass.
The first vehicle shot at was a PTFI patrol vehicle driven by Jamil at 8:05 a.m. He was passing through Tembagapura district when unknown assailants fired shots at his vehicle. Bullets hit the left door and the windshield of his vehicle.
Jamil, who was on his way to pick up patrol officers at a sports hall, was rushed to Tembagapura Hospital.
“He underwent minor surgery during which pieces of glass were removed from his arms. He has been discharged from the hospital. The medical team says he is in good condition,” said Papua Police spokesperson Sr.Comr. AM Kamal on Saturday.
The second vehicle shot at was another patrol vehicle driven by a man identified as Joseph Nelson Hatch Jr., 49, a United States citizen.  
“Bullets hit the left door and the left front tire of the vehicle. The tire deflated but the driver continued to drive to the Tembagapura Police. He did not sustain any injuries,” said Kamal. (ebf)

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