WINZ shooting: Police seek second firearm
The man alleged to have murdered two women and seriously injured another in Ashburton may have had more than one firearm.
Police investigating Monday's triple shooting at the Ashburton Work and Income office are looking for items belonging to Russell John Tully, who was arrested following an eight-hour manhunt.
Tully has been charged with murdering two Ashburton women at the town's Work and Income office yesterday, and attempting to murder a third woman.
The victims of the shooting will be farewelled at funerals tomorrow and on Monday.
Police confirmed yesterday they had found the firearm they believed was used in the shooting, but today said they were looking for other items belonging to Tully, including a black mountain bike and possibly an additional firearm and ammunition.
A spokeswoman said police were continuing to search the Ashburton River area and asked the public to keep away over the weekend.
Tully was believed to have been camping at sites along the river in the days leading up to Monday's incident and it was possible there were more items belonging to him in the area, she said.
MORE ASHBURTON SHOOTING STORIES
A blue, red and yellow mountain bike had already been found, along with a number of other items of interest.
Anyone who owned the bike or knew who it belonged to was asked to contact police, as well as anyone who had information on other items possibly belonging to Tully.
Ashburton police can be contacted by phoning 03 307 8411, or information can be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
- The Press
Where do you stand on the sale of Flock Hill station?Related story: Flock Hill job losses a 'red herring'
• Newsroom 03-943 2827 or email email@example.com
• Classified Ads: 03-3778778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Display and Online Ads: 03-3648285 or email email@example.com
• General inquiries: 03 379 0940
• Subscribe to The Press
• Deliveries, subscriptions, holiday stop/starts: 03 364 8464, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• No paper or holiday stop/starts: action online
• Buy a photo
• Newspaper subscribers - register for the digital edition
• Make press.co.nz your homepage
Read Press extras for Avenues, fashion, home design and weddings
Births, weddings, engagements
Death notices and in memoriam