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Homicide investigation continues in Wainuiomata after gunshot killing

News from NZ Police
Police investigating a homicide in Wainuiomata remain in the neighbourhood as inquiries continue into the death of 40 year old Paul TeHiko. Police continue to search the area where Mr TeHiko’s body was found late on March 7, assisted by specialists and search experts.

The area remains cordoned off.

“We continue to door-knock residents in the area, and we are still urging locals and any witnesses to contact Police if they saw or heard anything late on Wednesday, March 7,” says Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Sears.

“We are particularly interested in sightings of any persons or vehicles in the area. If you are aware of or have any CCTV, please also let us know.

“We are not yet able to confirm if Mr TeHiko’s death is gang related. It’s important that if you have any information at all, please contact us.”

News from NZ Police – March 10
Hutt Valley Police have launched a homicide investigation following the discovery of a man’s body at an address in Wainuiomata late on Wednesday night. The man has been identified as 40-year-old Paul Te Hiko, from Wainuiomata.

Emergency services were called to the Jack Vaughan Grove address around 11pm.

Results from the post mortem indicate that he died from a gunshot wound.

“A team of detectives and experts are investigating the matter,” says Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Sears.

“The address in Wainuiomata remains cordoned off while a scene examination continues.

“We want to hear from anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity in Wainuiomata on Wednesday night.”

People who may have information which can assist this investigation are encouraged to ring Lower Hutt Police on 04 560 2600, or give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

News from NZ Police – March 8
Police are investigating the unexplained death of a 40-year-old man in Wainuiomata.

The man’s death was reported at about 11pm yesterday, when Police were called to a Wainuiomata address, where other emergency services were in attendance.

His death will be referred to the Coroner and a post-mortem will be conducted.