Man shot in stomach dies

The scene of the shooting on Eastland Road. Photo / Richard Robinson
The scene of the shooting on Eastland Road. Photo / Richard Robinson

A 23-year-old man shot in the stomach outside his South Auckland home earlier this month has died in hospital.

The man was shot on January 2 outside his home on Eastland Road in Flat Bush, and died in Middlemore Hospital this afternoon.

Detective Inspector Jim Gallagher confirmed that Counties Manukau Police had now launched a homicide investigation.

Two men - aged 25 and 29 - have been arrested and charged over the shooting.

"A post-mortem will be conducted over the next few days and liabilities will be assessed in the development of the investigation," said Mr Gallagher.

The firearm used in the incident was recovered and has been part of the police's forensic analysis.

- nzherald.co.nz

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