New Zealand shooter killed himself during shoot-out: Police

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The gunman who slayed two victims during a mass shooting in Auckland on the opening day of the Women’s World Cup killed himself during a shoot-out, New Zealand police said Monday.

The tournament’s kickoff in Auckland last Tuesday was overshadowed when a gunman opened fire at a building site on the city’s waterfront.

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A post-mortem of the 24-year-old gunman showed he was injured when shots were exchanged with armed officers, but Detective Superintendent Ross McKay said, “it has also confirmed his fatal injury was self-inflicted.”

Four of those injured in the shooting are still recovering in hospital, including an officer “who will have a long road to recovery,” McKay added.

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