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Man dead following shooting in Otara

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Fuseworks Media

Police remain at the scene of a serious incident on Piako Street, Otara.

At approximately 2.53pm, Police were notified that a person had reportedly been shot.

Upon arrival, a male was located with a gunshot wound and has died at the scene.

Police cordons are in place on Piako Street and these are expected to continue for some time while a scene examination takes place.

Acting Detective Inspector Shaun Vickers, Counties Manukau CIB, says Police are working hard to identify those responsible.

"This is a serious and tragic incident and we are doing everything we can to locate anyone involved.

"Anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information which may assist our investigation is urged to contact Police immediately."

Information can be provided by phoning Counties Manukau Police on 09 261 1321 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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