Topic: Crime

Palmerston North shooting leaves one dead

By Online News Team, Rewi Heke
  • North Island: East Coast
  • Wellington
Police investigate fatal shooting in Palmerston North - Photo / file

A full investigation is underway by Police following a fatal shooting at a residential address in Awapuni, Palmerston North shortly after 7pm last night.

Police say a number of adults were at the address and those people are now being supported by family, victim support and police staff. 

They also say that the investigation into the shooting is to determine the circumstances surrounding the death, which includes interviews with those present at the property at the time and a full scene examination.

A firearm has been recovered from the property and Police can confirm they are not looking for any other persons at this time.

No further information will be released by Police until the deceased man’s family and those close to him have been informed.

Detective Senior Sergeant, Craig Sheridan says, “ I need to know a lot more about the series of events before this detail can be made public.”

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