WINZ shooting: Police seek second firearm

Last updated 13:45 05/09/2014
Russell Tully's bike
IS THIS YOUR BIKE? Police would like to speak with the owner of this bike, which was found during the manhunt following the shooting at Ashburton's Work and Income office.
Russell Tully's bike
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Russell Tully mugshot
Russell John Tully, 48, is accused of murdering two Ashburton women in the town's Work and Income office, and attempting to kill a third.

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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.


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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. 


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