Two confirmed dead after WINZ shooting

Police confirm that a male in black balaclava entered the Ashburton WINZ office this morning and has discharged a firearm.

As a result two people are deceased and a third person is in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Police have named homeless man John Henry Tully as person of interest.

This is an ongoing situation and a full police response has been deployed.

Residents in the Ashburton area are asked to stay inside at this time.

The male left the scene on a push bike and should not be approached.

Police have no further comment at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Christchurch police on (03) 363 7400.

Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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  1. Kuo fakapapau’i ‘e he kau polisi na’e hu ha tangata ‘oku ha’i fakapuli ‘a hono fofonga ki he ‘ofisi uelofea ‘a Nu’u Sila ni ‘o ne fana ha me’afana he pongipongi ‘o e ‘aho ni. Kuo mate ai heni ha toko ua pea lavea lahi ha tokotaha ka ‘oku ngali ‘e taulanga pe ‘i fale mahaki. Kuo tuku mai ‘e he kau polisi ‘a e hingoa ‘o e tokotaha ko John Henry Tully ‘o pehe ‘oku ‘i ai ‘enau tokanga ki ai Oku hokohoko atu e ngaue ki heni pea ‘oku ngaue kakato ‘a e kau polisi ki ai, ko e lau ia mei he kau polisi. Oku fakatokanga ki he kakai ‘o Ashburton mo e ‘elia ko ia ‘o Kenitapeli ‘i he motu saute ke nau nofo ki fale ‘i he lele atu ko ‘eni. Na’e mavahe ‘a e tokotaha ne ne fai ‘a e fana ‘i ha paiki pea ‘oku ‘ikai tonu ke fakaofiofi’i. Ki ha ngaahi fakamatala ‘e ala tokoni mou fetu’utaki ki he va’a polisi ‘a Christchurch ‘i he (03) 363 7400

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