Homicide investigation launched

Police have launched a homicide investigation after a 29-year-old man presented to Wairoa Hospital with a gunshot wound shortly after 7pm on Tuesday 18 June.

The man later died in hospital.

Police have identified a scene of interest in the Mohaka Village which is currently under guard.

A forensic examination of the scene is expected to take place later today.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death and would like to hear from members of the public in the Mohaka area that may know about this incident.

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