Hunt for escaped prisoner in Rarotonga after double killing

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Cook Islands police have confirmed there has been a double killing in Rarotonga and are hunting for an escaped prisoner.

The two people were allegedly shot dead in Titikaveka today and the Cook Islands Police are looking for escaped prisoner Chris Rimamotu. 

Cook Islands Police are on the hunt for escaped prisoner Chris Rimamotu in relation to a double shooting.

Cook Islands Police are on the hunt for escaped prisoner Chris Rimamotu in relation to a double shooting.

Source: Facebook: Cook Islands Police Service

He is considered armed and very dangerous and the Rarotongan public have been warned not to approach if he is located, said the police. 

1 News understands the two shot dead are the ex-partner of the escaped prisoner and her current partner.

Rarotonga residents are being warned by police on local television to stay indoors.

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