US lawyer shot and killed outside her home on the Micronesian island of Yap

A New York attorney serving as an acting attorney general in the Federated States of Micronesia was gunned down outside her home on Monday, the state confirmed to CNN.

Rachelle Bergeron was shot around 7 p.m. as she returned from her daily jog to her home on the island of Yap, according to Henry Falan, the island's governor.

Her husband, Simon Haemmerling, was home and heard the shots, Falan said. He and a neighbour took her to Yap Memorial Hospital, but Bergeron was pronounced dead on arrival, he said.

Bergeron moved to the island in 2015 to be the assistant attorney general for Yap, one of four islands that make up the Federated States of Micronesia. She was serving as Yap's acting attorney general when she was killed.

Source : USA Today