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One killed in shooting in New Zealand's North Island

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 06 Jun 2019 Print

One killed in shooting in New Zealand's North Island

Wellington (Xinhua/UNI) One person died following a firearm-involved incident near Kawhia, New Zealand's North Island, early Thursday.

Police were called to a rural address about 4:00 a.m. local time (1600 GMT Wednesday) on a shooting report, Detective Inspector Graham Pitkethley said in a statement.

Initial indications showed the incident was caused by a firearm.

Three others were also wounded in the incident and were reported to be in a moderate condition, Pitkethley said, adding that one person was assisting police with their enquiries.

The public were encouraged to provide information for the police.