22-year-old shot dead in Ngaruawahia after drinking with friends

News from Waikato Police
A overnight shooting in Ngaruawahia has resulted in the death of a 22-year-old man.

Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Patterson of Waikato CIB said the man had been out drinking with some friends. When he returned home, a firearm was discharged causing the fatal injuries.

Witness interviews and a scene examination will take place today so that investigators can try and piece together what happened.

Mr Patterson said this tragedy is a reminder that alcohol and firearms are not a good mix.