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Gang member wanted for Hamilton shooting

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 16/06/2016

Police are hunting a Mongrel Mob gang member after a boy was wounded in the second shooting on a Hamilton street in a week.

Teina Williams, who has gang tattoo on his left cheek, is wanted following the shooting in Melville's Norrie Street on Thursday night.

He is considered to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached, says Detective Andrew Saunders.

The 14-year-old victim suffered only minor injuries to an arm and was taken to hospital for treatment but has now been released and is talking to police.

Williams, described as Maori, of medium to slim build and 181cm tall, with tattoos on his leg, neck and cheek, is believed to have links in Taupo and Waikato.

Police earlier this year warned the public the 25-year-old could be armed after he failed to appear in a Rotorua court on aggravated robbery charges.

On Saturday a man was shot in the thigh in Norrie St.

Police initially said they were not drawing any links to the earlier shooting but later said they were investigating possible connections.

In March last year, 29-year-old Michael Thompson was fatally shot in Norrie St and teen Tyson-Tainui Te Tomo, also with the Mongrel Mob, was jailed for his murder.

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