A man is dead after a shooting in Palmerston North last night.
A police spokesman said the shooting occurred at a home on Bradford Place in Awapuni around 7pm.
Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Sheridan of Palmerston North CIB said the man died after being shot inside the house.
A number of adults were there at the time, he said, and those people were currently being supported by family, victim support and police staff.
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A police investigation had begun into the circumstances surrounding the shooting and would include interviews of those at the house and a scene examination, Mr Sheridan said.
"We are not looking for any other persons at this time. A firearm has been recovered at the address."
Police were not able to provide any further detail about the man until all his family and those close to him were informed, and could not make any further comment about the firearm involved.
"I need to know a lot more about the series of events before this detail can be made public," Mr Sheridan said.