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PNG police inquiry into shooting death

AAP logoAAP 16/08/2016 Lisa Martin

"Trigger-happy" Papua New Guinea police shot dead a young man while trying to clear a shanty town area in Port Moresby for development.

PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said a full investigation was underway into police actions after the 25-year-old died.

"There are a few police that are not using reasonable means to address challenges they face and they jump into situations where they are trigger happy," Mr O'Neill said in a statement, adding the officers needed to be isolated to restore confidence in the force.

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