Murder charge laid over Foxton shooting

A man charged with murder after a shooting in Foxton has been remanded in custody following a court appearance.

Timothy Macdonald appeared in the Palmerston North District Court this morning. The 46-year-old is charged with the murder of Joeroa Rangitawhi Te Rupe, aged 47.

Macdonald made what appeared to be a gang gesture to supporters in the public gallery, with one man calling out "love you neph" as the accused was led back to the cells.

The shooting happened on Monday, leading to police manhunt and Macdonald was arrested yesterday.

Te Rupe died in hospital yesterday.

Macdonald was dressed in a white boiler suit and when the hood was removed it showed his heavily tattooed head.

He was remanded in custody until November 6.

Several schools were placed in lockdown immediately after the shooting.