By: L.N. Reklai

September 7, 2017 (Koror, Palau) A young Palauan lady Ms. Darleen Simon was shot on her forehead by another young lady Ms. Sonia Toribiong with an airgun at the Island Paradise Hotel in Malakal on August 31.


According to police information, Ms. Toribiong drove to Palau Paradise hotel and when the victim Ms. Darlene Simon approached her, she took out the airgun and shot her on her forehead.

The victim was transported to hospital for medical attention and Ms. Toribiong was arrested and placed in custody for Assault in the 2nd Degree.

The victim Ms. Simon was treated and released.  Ms. Toribiong was released shortly after being taken to custody.

Motive for shooting is not yet known and attempts to reach the victim and the alleged perpetrator have not been successful. [/restrict]