20 Dec 2023

Police don't believe man's death in Lower Hutt was 'gang related'

From Checkpoint, 5:22 pm on 20 December 2023

Police have confirmed a man who died of gunshot wounds at a 50th birthday party in Lower Hutt on the weekend was a gang member, but they don't believe his death was "gang related".

Hutt Valley has been rocked by several violent deaths in recent weeks, including a police shooting in Wainuiomata, a hit-and-run, and the killing of Baby Ru.

Ashleigh McCaull was at a briefing at the Lower Hutt police station this afternoon and she filed this report.