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Man in court after child shot dead

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 2/06/2016

A man is set to appear in court following the fatal shooting of a two-year-old girl in south Auckland.

Police arrested the 26-year-old on Thursday after finding the toddler dead with a gunshot wound at a home on Favona Road in Mangere Bridge.

Police at a property in Favona Road, Mangere Bridge where a child has died suddenly. © SNPA Police at a property in Favona Road, Mangere Bridge where a child has died suddenly. The man will appear in the Manukau District Court on Friday morning charged with unlawful possession of a pistol, although officers said they may lay further charges following an investigation.

They were still establishing whether the shooting was an accident on Thursday.

A couple and their four children - including the girl - lived at the house and no one else was being sought, police said.

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