Police have named the man shot dead in west Auckland this
Detectives are continuing to investigate the homicide of
29-year-old Daniel Fifita Turner, who died of a gunshot wound
late on Tuesday night.
Mr Turner is believed to have been shot on Afton Pl, Ranui
and then taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.
Waitakere police said today that a post mortem examination
confirmed he died of a bullet wound "to the upper chest".
Yesterday police cordoned off an area of the cul-de-sac and
guarded the crime scene.
There were at least 10 police cars in the small
neighbourhood, and one officer at the scene held a large
rifle near where children, seemingly oblivious to what was
going on, played on the street.
Other small children leaned over their fence to watch
forensic officers in blue suits collecting evidence two
metres away from them.
Police have appealed for information from anyone in the
neighbourhood who "heard or saw any recent suspicious
Detective Inspector Bruce Scott said there were "a number of
positive leads" and he was confident of "an early and
conclusive outcome in this investigation".
Anyone with information should call Waitakere CIB on 09 839
0600 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.