Live: Ashburton shooting suspect arrested

Man arrested after two shot dead

Last updated 19:07 01/09/2014
IAIN MCGREGOR/The Press

Police spread out in Ashburton as they look for the person who shot dead two people at a Work and Income office.

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Police have arrested Russell John Tully after two people were killed and another seriously injured when a balaclava-clad man opened fire in Ashburton's Work and Income office today.

A massive manhunt concluded about 5.30pm when Tully was found on a rural property south of the Canterbury town.

Our live coverage has now ended. Read the full story on the shooting here.

Here's what we know so far:

- Two people were shot dead by a man at a Work and Income office in Ashburton about 10am. One person was shot dead on site and another died at Ashburton Hospital. A third is in a serious but stable condition.

- A gunman entered the office on the corner of Cass and Moore streets, and fired several shots before fleeing on a bike.

- Tully, 48, was found and arrested early this evening on a rural property south east of Ashburton.

- Police had 100 staff involved in the hunt for Tully. Residents had been warned to stay indoors and to not approach him.

Residents were scared and some were afraid to leave their homes. Schools and some public offices were locked down

- The shooting has shocked Ashburton town

- Former MP Sue Bradford has been slammed for allegedly using the shooting for political "point scoring".

- New Plymouth's Work and Income office was temporarily closed today after a man allegedly threatened staff over the phone.

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