New video uploaded: Deadly shooting in Auckland ahead of Women’s World Cup
Deadly shooting in Auckland ahead of Women’s World Cup
New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said there was no national security threat after the shooting and that the games would go ahead as planned.
This morning at 7:23 am, a witness called the police to report a gunman, who opened fire in central Auckland at a house at the bottom of Queen Street. At 7:34 in the morning, the police arrived at the scene, and the Army arrived there four minutes later. The offender had a pump action gun. He walked through the construction site, dropping the gun. When he reached the top of the building, the man took the elevator. Shots were fired, and he was found a short time later. The assessment from the authorities is that there is no national security threat. There is no change in New Zealand’s national security risk assessment. Obviously, with the FIFA World Cup kicking off this evening, there are a lot of eyes on Auckland. The government spoke to FIFA organizers this morning, and the tournament will go ahead as planned. I want to reiterate that there is no major threat to national security. This seems to be the work of one person.
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