Scene guards in place following Matamata shootings
Scene guards in place following Matamata
Police secure scenes of Matamata
Scene guards are in place at two addresses
around Matamata this morning following shooting incidents in
the area overnight.
Waikato Field Crime Manager, Detective
Inspector Karl Thornton, said emergency services were called
to a Mowbray Rd Waharoa address shortly after 11pm.
woman had rung 111 to report that her 20-year-old boyfriend
had been shot by an offender who then fled the property in a
"Police secured the scene to allow
ambulance staff to treat the victim who was then airlifted
to Waikato Hospital where he is currently in a critical but
Mr Thornton said Police units,
including the Waikato Armed Offenders Squad, then commenced
searches of the area including locations in and around
Waharoa and Matamata.
"At about 3.20am officers located a
deceased male at a Tower Rd Matamata address.
21-year-old had suffered a gunshot wound and Police do not
believe his death is suspicious. The investigation team are
not seeking anyone else in relation to either of the
shootings and scene guards are in place at both addresses
with forensic examinations likely to commence at first
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