Gunman kills two in Auckland ahead of Women’s World Cup – live

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A police officer stands at a road block at the entrance to the business district in Auckland, New Zealand, following the shooting


A gunman reportedly shot and killed two people and wounded several others in a mass shooting in Auckland, New Zealand.

The incident comes on the eve of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, which begins on Thursday.

The gunman is also said to be dead.

The New Zealand Herald said six people had been shot, including a police officer who was able to walk to an ambulance with the help of his colleagues.

No motive has yet been given for the shooting.

The USWNT, which hopes to defend its title, issued a statement saying all players and staff were safe.

The shooting occurred in Auckland’s downtown business district.


Gunman in Auckland shooting was on house arrest for domestic violence

New details have emerged about the man behind the Thursday morning shooting in Auckland, New Zealand, which killed two people and injured at least six others.

The perpetrator, who also died in the shooting, was reportedly a 24-year-old in home detention on domestic violence charges and subject to electronic monitoring, according to The New Zealand Herald.

He had previously been sentenced to five months’ house arrest on charges of impeding breathing, injuring with intent to injure, intentional harm and male assault on women.

jose marcusJuly 20, 2023 00:47


Photos capture the scene in downtown Auckland after the shooting

Downtown Auckland was on high alert Thursday morning after a gunman killed two people and wounded six others in a shooting at a building under construction.

The photos captured a large police presence around the Queen Street building where the shooting took place, as well as near the downtown hotels where the Women’s World Cup teams are staying.

Construction workers are escorted by police in the central business district


Members of the Philippines Women’s World Cup team walk to their team bus


Armed New Zealand police officers in front of a hotel hosting a FIFA Women’s World Cup team


jose marcusJuly 20, 2023 00:30


Auckland shooting leaves Italian team stranded inside a hotel

As police services swarm central Auckland after a shooting on Thursday morning, increased security is affecting some of the teams at the upcoming Women’s World Cup.

Training for the Italian team has been delayed because their players cannot leave their hotel, Reuters reports.

jose marcus20 July 2023 00:20


Women’s World Cup will go ahead as planned, says PM

New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said on Thursday that the Women’s World Cup tournament would go ahead as planned, despite the shooting in downtown Auckland.

“Clearly, with the FIFA World Cup kicking off tonight, there are a lot of eyes on Auckland,” Hipkins said on Thursday. “The government spoke with the FIFA organizers this morning and the tournament will go ahead as planned. I want to reiterate that there is no broader threat to national security. This appears to be the action of an individual.”

jose marcus20 July 2023 00:10


Women’s World Cup teams react to shooting in Auckland on the eve of the tournament in New Zealand

National soccer teams have begun issuing reports on the safety of players and staff, following a shooting in Auckland just hours before the start of the Women’s World Cup.

The shooting took place at a construction site in the Auckland city centre.

New Zealand Football issued a statement on social media, writing: “New Zealand Football is shocked by the incident in Auckland CBD this morning. We can confirm that all Football Ferns team and staff are safe, but we will not be able to comment further while details still emerge.

alex pattle reports for the independent.

jose marcusJuly 20, 2023 00:00


Two dead and several injured

Two people were reportedly killed and several others injured when a gunman stormed a building in Auckland’s central business district.

The gunman, said to have been armed with a shotgun, is also reported dead.

Police cordoned off an area of ​​New Zealand’s most populous city after the incident, which began around 7:20 a.m. local time.

Josh Marcus has the latest:

phil thomasJuly 19, 2023 23:44

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