“We have so far received a total of 8 gun shot wound casualties, all 8 were stabilised and admitted at the hospital. We have discharged 2 casualties, with the further 6 patients admitted and all in a stable condition.”

“Among the injuries were; 16 year boy attending Waigani Primary School, hospital guardian, man from the public and 11 male and two female university students,” Muddle said.

“The other student has the gunshot wound to the left elbow (compound fracture) recovering after surgery at the main operating theatre.”

“The third one who was brought in by the St John Ambulance who had soft tissue injuries to lower part of the abdomen and the lower limbs but he’s stabled at the moment and admitted.”

“There were no deaths and no DOA (Dead on Arrival), all patients who presented (in relation to this incident) are in a stable condition”

“We are monitoring the situation closely at our Emergency Department and PMGH is aware of the current situation. The department has closed down all the outpatient services and the emergency pathway plan has already been activated.”

-Grant muddle


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