26 Jan 2011

Teen charged after woman shot dead in Northland

6:22 am on 26 January 2011

Police have charged a 15-year-old boy after a woman was fatally shot in Northland.

They say the incident happened at a rural property near Okaihau shortly after 8pm on Tuesday.

A 20-year-old woman is dead.

Police say they have spoken with a number of people who were at the property at the time of the shooting.

The 15-year-old has been charged with careless use of a firearm causing death. He will appear in Youth Court in Kaikohe.