Dunedin police say they will not answer further questions
about the St Leonards shooting while their investigation is
Police yesterday continued their forensic examination of the
Kiwi St home with ESR staff. Officers also continued to
interview neighbours and nearby residents about the Wednesday
night shooting, which ended in the deaths of Bradley (9) and
Ellen (6) Livingstone as well as their father, Edward
Postmortem examinations of the deceased were carried out in
Dunedin Clutha Waitaki Area Commander Inspector Greg Sparrow
responded to Otago Daily Times questions about the incident
by issuing a general statement.
''From a police perspective, any details relating to the
exact circumstances leading up to this tragic event form part
of the investigation inquiries that we are conducting on
behalf of the coroner,'' he said.
Insp Sparrow did confirm yesterday Mr Livingstone was the
father of Bradley and Ellen. Mr Livingstone did not have a
firearms licence, nor was it known where he was living at the
time of the shooting. Police said he had ''very recently''
moved from Milton, where he had been living and working at
the Otago Corrections Facility.
Chris Foot, a Kiwi St neighbour of the family, politely
declined to comment about his involvement in the incident
''It's not about me, it's about them [the deceased],'' he
Police expected to complete their scene examination at the
Kiwi St house in the next few days.