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UPDATE: Kawerau shooting

Published: Fri 22 Feb 2019 10:23 AM
Statement attributable to Detective Inspector Mark Loper
The investigation into the shooting in Kawerau yesterday where a 29-year-old man died is ongoing today.
As part of the investigation Police would like to hear from anyone who saw the incident as it unfolded over rural roads between Edgecumbe and Kawerau yesterday between 9am and 10.30am.
Investigators believe there would have been a number of people travelling on the roads who would have seen the incident and may have dash cam footage from when they have driven past the incident as it unfolded.
Anyone with information or footage is asked to contact Rotorua Police on 07 349 9400.
Information can also be shared anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A scene examination was completed overnight allowing SH30 between Braemer Road and Grieve Road near Te Teko to re-open.
A post mortem will be completed on the deceased today before the body is returned to the family.
ENDS

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