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No charges yet in Whangarei shooting

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 24/02/2017

Police are still piecing together what happened in the gang-linked shooting of five men in Whangarei and are yet to charge the man they arrested.

"We are still working to establish exactly what has occurred at the address and cannot rule out the possibility that further people were involved," said Inspector Justin Rogers.

"Our scene examination at an address in Clark Road is on-going and we continue to carry out area enquiries."

Five men, with links to the Nomad and Black Power gangs, were shot at the Kamo house on Thursday morning and one of them, a 21-year-old, was arrested.

The 21-year-old was one of four still in hospital and had not yet been charged, Insp Rogers said.

Police would maintain a strong presence in the Kamo area and at Whangarei Hospital, he said.

"We want to reassure our community that we still have a number of investigators working on this case.

"We are limited in what we can say while the matter is under investigation, however we can say that we are following strong lines of enquiry."

Insp Rogers said other police districts had offered their officers to help but it was not yet felt necessary.

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