Firearms are banned in Yap; no suspect yet in Bergeron murder


Yap authorities have yet to identify the gunman who shot dead acting attorney general Rachelle Bergeron outside her home on Oct. 14.

Gun violence is typically rare in Yap, where possession of firearms is prohibited under Weapons Prohibition Act of 1981. Exemption applies only to law enforcers on duty and U.S. servicemen.

Other than the FBI being on the ground in Yap to conduct its own investigation into the murder, the Yap state government still has no update on the case.

Yapese citizens took to social media to express their indignation over the tragedy on the otherwise idyllic tropical island.

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