Police continue investigation into shots


Whangarei police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding six shotgun blasts targeting a Kamo home in the early hours of Wednesday morning and haven't ruled out that somebody linked to a gang carried out the attack.

Police initially said the attack could be gang-related and head of the Whangarei Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Sergeant Dene Begbie said they still don't know if that is the case or not.

No arrests had been made late yesterday and inquiries were ongoing, Mr Begbie said.

The shots blasted through a wooden fence of a public walkway, in the early hours of Wednesday morning, puncturing a children's swimming pool on the other side and leaving nearby families concerned for their safety.

Five of the shots formed a neat arch, with the other a metre to the right, in the wooden palings on the walkway leading from Eden Terrace to Lewis St, Kamo.

Whangarei police said a man called police after hearing gunshots about 2.50am.

When police arrived, they didn't find anyone at the scene but recovered six cartridges.

Anybody with information about the shooting can contact Whangarei police on 09 430 5400 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

- NORTHERN ADVOCATE

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