15 Oct 2019

Murder charge laid after Foxton shooting victim dies in hospital

4:51 pm on 15 October 2019

The victim of a shooting in the Manawatu town of Foxton yesterday has died, and the man arrested earlier today has been charged with murder.

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Photo: RNZ / Harry Lock

A 47-year-old man was critically injured, schools were put into lockdown and streets in the centre of town were cordoned off in yesterday's incident.

Police have confirmed the victim died in hospital today.

A 46-year-old man has been arrested over the shooting and police said he has now been charged with murder.

Police say they are not looking for anyone else and a scene examination is likely to continue overnight.

The arrested man will appear in Palmerston North District Court tomorrow.

They said anyone with information about the incident should contact police.