A man is dead following a predawn shooting in Mangilao on Wednesday.
Mangilao Mayor Allan Ungacta told The Guam Daily Post that criminal investigators from the Guam Police Department were at the scene along Fausto Pangelinan Street all morning.
Police responded to the call of an injured person just before 2:30 a.m., according to GPD spokesperson Sgt. Paul Tapao.
A man described only as being in his 40s was taken to Naval Hospital Guam where he was pronounced dead.
GPD’s Criminal Investigation Section is conducting a death investigation, Tapao said.
The mayor said there was a bloodstain on the road and officers on the scene told him they are investigating a shooting.
The mayor said he spoke with the victim’s mother who was clearly shaken up and in disbelief over what occurred.
Police haven't released the victim’s name.
No arrest in shooting of pregnant woman
“It’s so disheartening that these incidents are occurring, especially during the holidays,” Ungacta said.
The area of the shooting is in a quiet neighborhood off Route 15.
Nearly a month ago, a 27-year-old pregnant woman was shot on Route 15 in Pågat, Mangilao while driving home around 1:50 a.m. The victim, Katarina Pitto, had just picked up her cousin from work on Nov. 13. when shots were fired at her car.
The shooting of Pitto was about 4 miles from Wednesday’s shooting.
Pitto survived several gunshot wounds. Her unborn child, who was six months during the shooting, also survived. Pitto's family has said they believe the shooting was random.
No arrest has been made and no motive has been released in Pitto’s shooting.