FATHER OF A YOUNG BOY SHOT DEAD BY COUSIN HAS FLOWN TO SAMOA

The Kiwi father of a 5-year-old boy shot dead by his 8-year-old cousin has flown to Samoa to be with the child's body.James May was visiting the village of Samamea, 44km from the capital Apia, with his family when he, his cousin and uncle went into the woods to shoot pigeons and collect coconuts on Wednesday, Samoa's Weekend Observer reported.James was shot in the face and killed.The shooting happened when the uncle reportedly put the loaded gun down briefly while he looked for a stick to carry the coconuts home, the 8-year-old's father, Pita Leausa, told the Observer.\My brother turned away for less than a minute then the next minute he heard a gunshot

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