Further update - Whangarei shooting

Further update - Whangarei shooting

Northland

Police can now confirm that we have recovered human remains from the scene of a fatal double-shooting at a property on Mt Tiger Road, Whangarei.

The remains are badly burnt and formal identification will take some time.

Based on the circumstances, Police believe the remains belong to 55-year-old Quinn Patterson who is alleged to have shot and killed Wendy Campbell and Natanya Campbell and of having injured a third person.

Northland District Commander Superintendent Russell Le Prou says yesterday's tragedy has had a significant impact on the Whangarei/Kaipara community.

"We want our community to be reassured that there is no on-going risk and our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this incident. A tragedy like this has a wide ranging impact on a tight-knit community like Northland so we all need to stand together and support one another."

The scene examination is on-going and will continue for many days.

ENDS

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