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Manhunt after South Auckland shooting

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 6/05/2016

Police are hunting a gang prospect following a shooting in South Auckland.

Billy Matara, 36, is being sought following the shooting of a 35-year-old man in Yates Rd, Mangere, early on Saturday morning.

Matara, a prospect for the east chapter of the Head Hunters, is thought to be driving a purple 1998 Holden Commodore, registration JDY 678.

"Mr Matara is considered dangerous and may be in possession of a firearm, so he should not be approached," said Detective Senior Sergeant Kevin McNaughton.

"If anyone knows where he is, we ask that they call 111 immediately."

Police are still piecing together the full details of what happened in the shooting.

The victim remains in Middlemore Hospital in a critical condition.

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