Homicide inquiry launched into Wainuiomata death

Homicide inquiry launched into Wainuiomata death

Wellington

Hutt Valley Police have launched a homicide investigation following the discovery of a man’s body at an address in Wainuiomata late on Wednesday night. 

The man has been identified as 40-year-old, Paul Te Hiko, from Wainuiomata.

Emergency services were called to the Jack Vaughan Grove address around 11pm on 7 March 2018.

Results from the post mortem indicate that he died from a gunshot wound.

“A team of detectives and experts are investigating the matter,” says Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Sears.

“The address in Wainuiomata remains cordoned off while a scene examination continues.

“We want to hear from anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity in Wainuiomata on Wednesday night.”

People who may have information which can assist this investigation are encouraged to ring Lower Hutt Police on 04 560 2600, or give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Mr Te Hiko’s family have asked for privacy at this time.

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Issued by Police Media Cente