Fiji police are questioning a 10-year-old boy after his
six-year-old New Zealand cousin was fatally shot in the city
of Lautoka over the weekend.
The three children were playing near a construction site on
Saturday night when one of them got hold of a gun, used for
shooting wild pigs and goats.
The victim was named by the New Zealand Herald as Auckland's
Mohammad Khan, who was visiting the site where a new family
home was being built.
A 14-year-old student, another of Mohammad's cousins, is in a
critical condition at Lautoka Hospital. He may have been hit
by the same bullet that killed Mohammad.
A relative, also called Mohammad Khan, told the paper no
adults were present so it was difficult to say what had
"It (the gun) was all locked up and how (it) got into the
hands of the other little gentleman and how it happened is
yet to be ascertained."
Fiji police say the gun owner is in custody.