New Zealand police have tweeted that four of their officers have been shot at a property on Onepu Spring Road, Kawerau, Bay of Plenty. Police held a media stand-up to brief the public on developments, saying the “crisis situation” is on-going.
At least one offender is believed to be holed up in a premises. One officer is in hospital with serious injuries. At least two injured officers, aged 43 and 38, are in a stable conditions at Whakatane Hospital. All of the officers were members of the police tactical crime fighting organisation – the Armed Offenders Squad.
WINZ shooter found guilty: “Socially isolated murderer”
In other gun related news today, Russell Tully was found guilty for the shooting murders of two female staff at the Ashburton WINZ offices last year.