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Update 3: Gisborne Shooting - Operation Kowhai

Update 3: Gisborne Shooting - Operation Kowhai

The 39 year old victim can now be confirmed as Douglas Deb Den WITERI of Gisborne.

The person charged in relation to this incident has been granted name suppression in court this morning and has been remanded in custody until Thursday where a more appropriate charge will be laid. No further details will be given at this time.

The firearm used in the shooting is still outstanding and Police would still like to hear from anyone who has information in relation to this or the shooting to please contact the Gisborne Police station.

Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A post-mortem will be held in Wellington this afternoon.

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