PNG Gardener vehicle caught in crossfire

National, Normal


A VEHICLE belonging to PNG Gardener Justin Tkatchenko received 27 bullet holes last Friday in a shooting incident at the Jackson Airport domestic terminal car park.
Six-Mile police later confirmed the shooting incident.
The vehicle was driven by PNG Gardener supervisor Aisop Mol, who had gone to the airport to inspect workers around the grounds of the terminal between 8am and 9am.
PNG Gardener has a contract with the airport for the upkeep of the landscape and airport gardening.
Six-Mile police reported that the vehicle was in the way of the gunman who was exchanging shots with a lone policeman at the airport.
Meanwhile, in the same incident, a cab driver was shot on his left shoulder just above his chest at the taxi bay outside the terminal.
The 35-year-old cabby from Ialibu, Southern Highlands, was rushed to a private hospital.
A medical worker at the hospital last Friday said a bullet was removed from the cab driver’s shoulder. His condition was stable.
A relative expressed concern over the growing number of people carrying guns freely in the city and said law enforcement authorities and police must do something about this.