Police are looking for unnamed suspects in a black sedan, who reportedly shot a man in Merizo. Just two weeks ago, another man was shot while driving in Malojloj. The assailants, strangers to the Malojloj victim, also were in a black sedan.
According to a news release from the Guam police Department, shortly before noon today, officers responded to a Umatac home, where the man shot in Merizo was.
“Officers arrived and met with a male adult who reported he was shot with what he believed to be a small handgun after he arrived at a residence known to him in the village of Merizo,” the news release states. “The victim was unable to identify the suspects and was only able to recall the suspects were in a black sedan.”
On July 19, police also began looking for two men described to be Chamorro and driving and riding in a black sedan from which a gunshot injured a Malojloj man the pair had chased. The incident followed an encounter at the Bear Rock beach, where the victim and his family were fishing. The two men asked for fish, and the victim informed them they had already given their catch away.
The two suspects left in a black sedan before the victim and his party left in their white truck. On the way home, the black sedan began to tail the victim’s truck, then shot into the truck, striking the victim in the thigh. He had emergency surgery hours later.
“At this time, further follow ups are being conducted,” GPD spokeswoman Berlyn Savella told Kandit on July 19. “I am not able to provide any details and officers are conducting follow ups.”
According to the victim’s wife, the victim believes the two men are Chamorro by their accent, and in their 30s to 40s. Both men have light complexions. One man has short hair; the other has long hair.
Police have not said whether the Merizo and Malojloj shootings are related, or when the Merizo shooting occurred, though police spokeswoman Berlyn Savella said further details are forthcoming, as the crime is under investigation.