WINZ shooting: Police seek second firearm

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.
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.
Russell John Tully was sleeping in his van until he had to sell it.
Russell John Tully was sleeping in his van until he had to sell it.
Russell John Tully has been charged with two counts of murder, and one of attempted murder.
Russell John Tully has been charged with two counts of murder, and one of attempted murder.
Armed police used a helicopter to hunt for Russell John Tully in the Ashburton area.
Armed police used a helicopter to hunt for Russell John Tully in the Ashburton area.
Armed police prepare to enter a property in Willow St, Ashburton, as they hunt for Russell John Tully after the shooting at the town's Work and Income office.
Armed police prepare to enter a property in Willow St, Ashburton, as they hunt for Russell John Tully after the shooting at the town's Work and Income office.
Armed police enter a property after a call from a farmer as they search for Russell John Tully.
Armed police enter a property after a call from a farmer as they search for Russell John Tully.
A bike lies abandoned on the road near the spot where Russell John Tully was arrested.
A bike lies abandoned on the road near the spot where Russell John Tully was arrested.
Police at the corner of Cass and Tancred Streets in Ashburton.
Police at the corner of Cass and Tancred Streets in Ashburton.
An officer directs a pedestrian.
An officer directs a pedestrian.
A cordoned-off scene outside the Ashburton Work and Income office, where two people were killed in a shooting.
A cordoned-off scene outside the Ashburton Work and Income office, where two people were killed in a shooting.
A cordoned-off scene outside the Ashburton Work and Income office, where two people were killed in a shooting.
A cordoned-off scene outside the Ashburton Work and Income office, where two people were killed in a shooting.
Police near the scene of the shooting cordon off a separate area.
Police near the scene of the shooting cordon off a separate area.
Police respond to the Ashburton shooting.
Police respond to the Ashburton shooting.
The scene outside the Ashburton Work and Income office.
The scene outside the Ashburton Work and Income office.
The scene outside the Ashburton Work and Income office.
The scene outside the Ashburton Work and Income office.
The cordoned-off scene outside the Ashburton Work and Income office.
The cordoned-off scene outside the Ashburton Work and Income office.
The site of the shooting.
The site of the shooting.

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.

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.
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.

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. 

Please contact police if you know who owns this bike.
Please contact police if you know who owns this bike.

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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