Greymouth shooting: Police name man who 'may be armed and should not be approached'




Police are still hunting for the person who fatally shot a mother in the West Coast town of Greymouth.

The woman was shot at a house in Marsden Road yesterday afternoon, sparking an Armed Offenders Squad call out and an appeal for the public to report suspicious activity.

A woman was fatally shot Greymouth yesterday, devastating people in the West Coast town.
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Police say the victim has yet to be identified, but believe her to be Hayley Williams, 43. 

They have also said they would "like to urgently speak" with George Sean Warren, 45. They warned he may be armed and should not be approached.

Any sightings of him should be reported to 111 immediately. He is described as Maori, of medium to solid build, 177cm talkk with short or shaved hair.

Earlier this morning, police said the vehicle the alleged offender is believed to have used when leaving the property has been found.

Police say the search continues for the suspect in the fatal shooting.
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An associate of the accused is helping police with their enquiries.

A scene guard was in place at the property and a post-mortem examination will be carried out later today, police said in a statement.

Armed police at the Greymouth shooting.

Armed police at the Greymouth shooting.

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The shooting would understandably upset many locals, says West Coast area commander, Inspector Mel Aitken.

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

A nearby resident said "it's sad for everyone. To think that those poor kids have lost their mum".

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