23 Feb 2015

Police continue fatal shooting inquiry

5:18 pm on 23 February 2015

Waikato police investigating the fatal shooting of a man in the city on Friday evening have identified people they are interested in talking to.

Police at the Melville property.

Police at the Melville property. Photo: RNZ / Andrew McRae

Michael Thompson, 29, died in hospital after being shot at close-range outside a property in the suburb of Melville.

Detective Inspector Karl Thornton said the people involved should consider contacting the police.

He said police were also evaluating any risks to the public.

They still wanted to speak to anyone who was in the Bader Street area at the time of the shooting or who had knowledge of the crime.