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Police find firearm, name couple killed in shooting near Castlepoint

News from NZ Police
Police are continuing to investigate the deaths of two people near Castlepoint yesterday morning. They were Jody Ratima, 48, and James Teddy, 54.

A firearm has been located at the address and police are not seeking any other weapons.

Post-mortem examinations will take place today in Wellington. The scene examination continues today.

Wellington.Scoop – January 13
Two people are dead at a property near Castlepoint after what the police are calling a “firearms incident.”

The Police Armed Offenders Squad was called to the Tinui property just before 5.30am.

Police told RNZ they are treating the deaths as suspicious.

The two people were known to each other, police said, and they did not believe there was further risk to the community.

Officers were likely to be investigating at the scene “for a number of days”.

The DomPost reports that the dead couple were a man in his 50s and a woman in her 40s. It says three other people who were in the house are now at the Masterton police station.