Norsewood Gunman Puts Lower North Island Into Lockdown

View larger map. A police block was set up at the junction of Otawhou and Ormondville Roads

Residents of the lower north island towns of Dannevirke, Ormondville and Takapau have been advised to stay inside, lock their doors and stay away from windows after a body was found in a car abandoned by a gunman on the run.

Police closed State Highway 2 between Norsewood and Waipukurau while they hunted for the man who had also fired at police and shot at a farm worker, injuring him in the arm.

The offender was described as a European, aged 46 and highly dangerous. He was later named as David John Bourke from Wanganui.

The full story can be found here: Gunman on the loose, Norsewood residents told and Gunman on loose near Dannevirke