Two men linked to a Petone fatal shooting are likely facing charges relating to another shooting, this time from a moving car.
Police are appealing for sightings of a red 1994 Nissan Lucino, GKU810. They believe shots were fired from from that car, hitting a bread van, on State Highway 2, near Horokiwi on Thursday.
The driver of the van was uninjured.
It is the same car, and around the same time, linked to the death of Alonsio Iafeta Matalasi, 25, known as Sio, who was shot dead on Jackson St in Petone on Thursday.
He was shot and killed during in the Lower Hutt suburb at around 10.30am.
Shane Harrison, 43, appeared in the Hutt Valley District Court this morning charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, burglary, and recklessly discharging a firearm - the latter charge added relating to the alleged bread van shooting.
He entered no plea and was remanded in custody.
Dillin Pakai, 18, appeared in the Wellington District Court on Friday, charged with unlawful possession of a homemade pistol and burglary of a flat where the man was shot.
Pakai, who has Mongrel Mob tattoos on his face, did not plead to the charges. He was remanded in custody for a week. He will likely have another charge of recklessly discharging a firearm when he reappears this week.
Both men will likely face further charges.
Police are appealing for information from drivers who may have seen the drive-by shooting, particularly the driver of a people mover seen in the area.
Police and ESR scientists are undergoing a forensic examination of the Nissan Lucino.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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