Man dead, woman wounded in Northland shooting

Last updated 18:37 19/05/2013

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A 38-year-old man will appear in the Kaitaia District Court tomorrow charged with murder.

A 44-year-old man was killed and a 38-year-old woman critically injured after a shooting in Fairburn, just east of Kaitaia, this morning.

Police have a team of 22 officers investigating "a serious incident involving a firearm" that occurred in the rural location.

The man was found dead at an address and the woman was “close by” seriously injured.

She was transported to Whangarei Hospital and was in a critical condition.

The 38-year-old alleged shooter turned himself in at the Kaitaia Police Station, and police said he was helping with their inquiries.

No other people were present at the address at the time of the incident and police were not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.

A scene examination will be carried out tomorrow.

Police were asking anyone with information on events in or around 24a Fairburn Road to contact them on 09 408 6500.

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