From the BBC:
At least five people have died in a shooting incident in the Northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific.From the Saipan Tribune:
The gunman killed four local people in the main island of Saipan, reports say.
He also reportedly went to a tourist area and shot at a group of foreigners - mostly Koreans - wounding eight before killing himself.
A man shot and killed four individuals before turning the gun on himself in two separate shootings in Marpi and Kannat Tabla.I could hear sirens from my apartment, but mainly watched the whole thing unfold from Facebook. As I refreshed the page every few minutes, I watched as schools, businesses, and people's private homes went into lockdown out of fear.
Details of the shootings are still sketchy.
In the Kannat Tabla shooting, the fatalities were two men in their late 20s and early 30s, both local residents, and two children under 10 years old. The two adult victims sustained gunshot wounds in the head, and police are saying they were shot at close range.
The shooter then proceeded to Last Command Post and shot a group of mostly Korean tourists, wounding eight. The victims included two Korean children.
He then went to Banzai Cliff where he shot himself.
We won't know the full story for a few days, if ever. In the meantime, please pray for the people here. Pray for the victims. And pray that this never happens again.