Man shot

Waikato Times Weekend - - NEWS -

A man has been shot dead and his part­ner, who was un­ac­counted for, has been found. Po­lice are treat­ing the death of the 48-year-old man at a ru­ral home­stead in Kin­loch on Thurs­day night as homi­cide. The man was shot at his ru­ral Whanga­mata Road prop­erty, po­lice said. He was found dead, with a gun­shot wound, by a fam­ily mem­ber at around 8.30pm. Po­lice ini­tially had concerns for the safety of the man’s 38-year-old part­ner, who may have been present dur­ing the in­ci­dent, Bay of Plenty po­lice De­tec­tive Se­nior Sergeant

John Wil­son said. The woman was lo­cated at a nearby prop­erty yes­ter­day af­ter­noon, safe and un­in­jured. Po­lice wel­come any in­for­ma­tion from any­one who saw or heard any­thing sus­pi­cious in the area on Thurs­day be­fore 8pm.

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