22 May 2014

Men in court after fatal shooting

11:45 am on 22 May 2014

A man has appeared in court after a double shooting in West Auckland on Wednesday that left one man dead and another critically wounded.

Allen George Lum, 41, appeared in Waitakere District Court charged with possessing an illegal weapon. He was remanded in custody until next week.

Another man, 18, faces a similar charge, and is expected to appear later in the day. Friends and family of both accused are in the courtroom.

The dead man, 23, is yet to be named.

The wounded man, 20, is now in a stable condition after surgery.

Police have not yet established a motive for the shooting and are investigating whether it might be gang-related.