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GPD investigating assault initially reported as shooting

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Police are searching for two people who were involved in a shooting in Mangilao and fled the scene.  Officers were called to a report of a shooting at Young's Enterprise in the central village just after 9:30 Monday morning.  Guam Police Department spokesperson Officer A.J. Balajadia says when they arrived on the scene a Korean man was found with a gunshot wound to his upper body. 

The man was taken to the Guam Memorial Hospital. Criminal Investigation Division agents were called to the scene to investigate and search for suspects. Balajadia said, "Currently we are looking for a reported couple - a male and a female, believed to be Chamorro and operating a black SUV. That's all we have so far. As far as details on the suspect and the shooting; Criminal Investigations is at this location and they're conducting their investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to contact GPD at 472-8911 or Guam Crimestoppers at 477-HELP (4357).

UPDATE: Late this afternoon KUAM News was able to confirm that the victim was in fact not shot, but was apparently struck with a blunt object.  It's unclear if the assault occurred during a robbery or some sort of an argument between the victim and the male suspect. Police have not been able to explain the reason for the initial report. 

GPD's Balajadia issued a statement reading, "According to the detectives the call that had been received into 911 was a shooting at Yeongs Manufacturing, Mangilao. The victim mentioned to responding officers that he had been shot. GMH ER doctor indicted to detectives that the victim who has been treated and released was possibly shot or struck in the head by a Force Blunt Object. Detectives are continuing their investigation."

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