Police have now charged seven people with the murder of Mongrel Mob member Kevin Ratana in Whanganui, including members of rival gang Black Power.

Two more people were charged on Thursday including a 34-year-old senior Black Power member who is due to appear in Whanganui District Court on Friday.

That follows the apperance of a 27-year-old man in the same court on Thursday afternoon.

Five others have been charged with the same murder of the past eight days.

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A 38-year-old man and a 31-year-old man were first charged with murder last week, alleged to have gunned down Ratana outside of his Puriri Street home on August 21.

The following day a 27-year-old man became the third person charged with the murder.

On Wednesday this week charges were laid against a 30-year-old male and a 32-year-old male who have interim name suppression.

The 38-year-old appeared in Whanganui District Court last Tuesday while the 31-year-old from Naenae appeared in Lower Hutt District Court the same day.

There have now been six men charged with the murder and all have interim name suppression.

They will appear in Whanganui District Court on November 7 when their suppression will be addressed.

On Monday, police appealed to the public believing that the shooting of Ratana may have been caught on camera.

A drone was flying overhead of Puriri Street around about the time Ratana was shot dead and one person who saw it believe it might be a DJi Phantom model.

A tagged tribute to Mongrel Mob member Kevin Ratana in the Whanganui suburb of Aramoho.
A tagged tribute to Mongrel Mob member Kevin Ratana in the Whanganui suburb of Aramoho.

Police are also trying to establish the movements of a white Hyundai Coupe thought to have been used in the homicide.

Ratana's funeral was held on August 27 and attracted an increased police presence in Whanganui, including the eye-in-the-sky Eagle helicopter, as gang numbers in the city swelled to more than 100.