Greymouth shooter still at large, possibly armed after woman fatally shot

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The offender of the fatal Greymouth shooting is still at large, and police say they could possibly be armed. 

Armed police at the Greymouth shooting.

Armed police at the Greymouth shooting.

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Police confirmed a woman died at 4pm after the fatal shooting in Greymouth this afternoon. 

"It is thought that the offender may have travelled from the address with an associate, and could still be armed," a police spokesperson said. 

Armed police at the Greymouth shooting.

Armed police at the Greymouth shooting.

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"At this time it is thought that the person responsible for the shooting may be known to the victim, but that is yet to be established as fact."

West Coast Area Commander Inspector Mel Aitken says, “Today’s events have understandably upset many people in our community.

Police are doing everything we can to support the family during this difficult time.”

“Our AOS and Police staff will continue to investigate lines of inquiry through the night. Tomorrow’s focus will be on the scene examination which will take some time.

It is too early for Police to comment on specific details but we will provide further information as our investigation progresses."

The public are being urged not to approach anyone acting suspiciously in the wider Greymouth area but to report it immediately to 111.

A post mortem will be carried out later tomorrow.

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