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Police homocide inquiry finds Gisborne woman was shot dead

Police have confirmed Gisborne woman Maraea Smith died after being shot on Friday 25 March.

Police say this silver Nissan Navara is a vehicle of interest in the homocide inquiry into Maraea Smith's death.
Police say this silver Nissan Navara is a vehicle of interest in the homocide inquiry into Maraea Smith's death. Photo: Supplied / Police

In a statement, police said Maraea Smith had died after an altercation took place on Titoki Street in Gisborne

Police later launched a homocide inquiry into Smith's death.

Yesterday, police appealed for sightings of a silver Nissan Navara which was cited as a vehicle of interest in the inquiry.

In a statement released today, Police conifrmed they searched a Childers Road address on 26 March in relation to the homocide investigation.

Police confirmed that Maraea died after being shot and they are now appealing for information on the firearm used in the shooting.

Police are also continuing to appeal for information on the silver Nissan Navara which has been determined as a vehicle of interest.

Anyone with information that could assist the homocide investigation is urged to contact police on 105.

source: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/464817/police-homocide-inquiry-finds-gisborne-woman-was-shot-dead