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Armed men and stolen BMW still missing after shooting in Three Kings
Posted By lindsay On November 16, 2012 @ 5:31 pm In Latest Headlines,Police,PressRelease | Comments Disabled
News from Auckland Police
The offenders responsible for shooting a man at a Hayr Rd, Three Kings address on Wednesday night are still at large. The 53 year-old victim suffered serious leg injuries and is in hospital recovering from surgery.
Detective Sergeant Marcia Murray of Auckland City CIB says his 1996 silver BMW saloon, registration number BZL461, is still missing and Police would like to hear from anyone who’s seen it since about 10pm on Wednesday.
“We’ve been told there were two offenders, possibly Maori or Polynesian in their 20s or 30s, who were obviously prepared to use the firearm they had with them.
“It’s possible this incident was gang related and that the victim was deliberately targeted although we are not aware of any connections between Wednesday night’s shooting and other incidents involving firearms in the city recently.”
Anyone with information is urged to call Auckland City CIB or 111. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
News from Auckland Police – November 14
A 51 year-old man was shot at a private address in Hayr Rd in the suburb of Three Kings last night. He is undergoing surgery for serious leg injuries suffered during a fight.
A silver 1996 BMW saloon, registration BZL461, was stolen from outside the address shortly after the shooting. Anyone who has seen the vehicle since then should call 111 immediately as it’s possible the two men responsible for the shooting have or were travelling in the stolen car.
Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Marcia Murray says it’s important Police hear of sightings of the stolen BMW any time since about 10pm last night when the man was shot.
“A scene examination is underway at the Hayr Rd address and staff are also carrying out area inquiries. We have spoken with one other person who was with the victim at the time of the shooting and he’s given us his version of events.
“Anyone who knows who was responsible for last night’s shooting or who has information relating to it or the vehicle, should contact Police and is strongly advised not to approach the offenders directly as they are clearly armed and dangerous.”
The shooting victim was transported to hospital by ambulance shortly after Police arrived at the scene. Anonymous informants can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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