One Person Dies in Hospital Following Auckland Shooting!

Police have confirmed that one of the two victims was shot in downtown Auckland on Thursday night d!ed in a hospital.

At around 11.30 p.m. on Thursday, police were contacted after receiving reports of a brawl between a group of persons on Lower Queen Street in Auckland’s city center.

Fighting broke out within the group, according to RNZ, before one person pulled out a pistol and fired several times. One victim was shot in the head, while the other was shot in the abdomen. Both were transferred to a hospital in Auckland in critical condition.

On Friday evening, police reported that one of the victims had d!ed. The other victim was in good health.

One Person Dies in Hospital Following Auckland Shooting

Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Bolton said the deceased man was taken off life support and “sadly succumbed to his injuries with family beside him.”

He described the situation as sad and stated that authorities were still looking for the person responsible.

“The formal process around a post-mortem and formal identification will take place, and police will look to release further information about the man once we are in a position to do so,” Bolton added.

Earlier in the day, Bolton stated that the two guys shot late in the CBD “weren’t looking for trouble.”

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The shooting is Auckland’s second in less than a month, and it happened not far from a tragic shooting in July when a man shot deαd two men and injured six others at a construction site on Queen Street. The shooter was ki!!ed on the spot.

New Zealand has toughened its weapons rules in the aftermath of a man ki!!ing 51 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch in 2019, the country’s worst peacetime mass sh00ting. The same year, the government outlawed all military-style semi-automatics and related firearms.

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