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New Zealand shooting: Gunman kills two in Auckland hours before World Cup opening

By Anna Rankin

20 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

informed Summary

  1. A shooting in Auckland city centre resulted in two deaths and six injuries, including a police officer. The incident occurred hours before the Women's World Cup was set to begin in the city. The gunman, who also died, was a 24-year-old man with a history of family violence and was working at the site of the shooting.

Two people have been killed and six injured after a shooting in Auckland city centre on Thursday morning, hours before the Women’s World Cup was due to kick off there.

New Zealand prime minister Chris Hipkins said the gunman was also dead and that there was no national security risk or rise in the national threat level. Visiting the scene on Thursday afternoon, he confirmed that that the World Cup would proceed as planned and that people should feel safe to attend the matches.

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