A double shooting which left one man dead and one critically
injured may have been the result of a neighbourhood feud,
Joshua Wayne Roach, 23, was killed on Luanda Drive, Ranui,
about 11am yesterday.
The shooting also left an unnamed 20-year-old man in a
critical condition. He
underwent surgery yesterday at Auckland Hospital and his
condition this morning was listed as stable.
Two men - a father and son
Allen George Lum (41) and Trae Lorenz Lum (18) - appeared
Waitakere District Court today on charges connected to the
Investigations have continued
at the scene today with police going door-to-door in the
neighbourhood, and forensic examinations ongoing.
‘‘The wider investigation is looking into the background and
the associates of the people believed to be connected to this
incident, however the information we have at this stage is
that it appears to be the result of a dispute between
neighbours," Detective Inspector Bruce Scott of the Waitemata
Police are still interested in hearing from anyone who may
have witnessed yesterday's events or people who may have
information on the background to the incident.
Allen George Lum, 41, appeared
charged with illegally
possessing a rifle.
His son Trae Lorenz Lum, 18, was charged with illegally
carrying a rifle.
Both are listed on court documents as living at the same
Ranui address. They
Allen appeared before a community magistrate and was remanded
in custody until a bail application hearing next week.
Trae later appeared before Judge John Bergseng wearing a
police-issue white boiler suit.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Gavin English said police had
serious issues with allowing bail as they had yet to finish
assessing the scene.
However, Trae's lawyer Murray Gibson said bail should be
granted so his client could visit his wounded brother in
Judge Bergseng allowed bail but imposed several conditions.
Trae is also due to reappear in court next week.
The public gallery at Waitakere District Court was filled to
standing level with supporters.
Police were investigating a
possible gang connection to the shooting.
Detective Inspector Bruce Scott said police were trying to
piece together events which led to the shooting.
After the shooting, two people drove the injured man to
Their bloodstained car was later pulled over by police in
Triangle Rd and seized for forensic examination.
The two occupants were assisting police with their inquiries,
Mr Scott said.
Police believed more than one person fired shots. Mr Scott
confirmed a firearm had been found at the scene.
- by Brendan Manning