GPD investigating Mangilao shooting death

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At the scene, all that remains are remnants of crime scene tape on a basketball rim outside the home where the incident occurred. (PNC Photo by Jolene Toves)
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Questions remain regarding the death of a man in Mangilao who was involved in a reported shooting early this morning.

The Mangilao family is mourning the death of their loved one, and while little information has been disclosed to the public, Mangilao Mayor Allan Ungacta shed some light on the shooting.

“I spoke to the mom and she is in great disbelief about what happened to her son. No parent wants to go through something like that. What was reported earlier as an injured person result is a death investigation now because he died apparently from a gunshot,” the mayor said.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated by the Guam Police Department’s criminal investigations detectives who have reclassified the case as a death investigation.

While the mayor could not comment further he did confirm that the shooting occurred this morning.

“It was brought to my attention that it was during the time when the kids were being picked up during bus operations hours for the kids to go to school … it was sometime this morning,” the mayor said.

At the scene, all that remains are remnants of crime scene tape on a basketball rim outside the home where the incident occurred. The man’s name has not been released, however, he is believed to be in his ’40s.

“I encourage everyone to keep the family and the victim in their prayers. Especially now, with the holiday season and all these things that have been circulating in our community. We would like to remind everyone to be mindful. Whatever information that can help, please share it with the Guam Police Department,” the mayor said.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.