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Woman shot dead in Warkworth

Friday 4 Dec 2009 2:13 p.m.

By James Murray and Dan Satherley
A woman was fatally shot in broad daylight this afternoon in Warkworth, north of Auckland.
The incident allegedly occurred outside the victim's house.The shooter then drove the woman to  a nearby medical centre, but she was dead on arrival.
Police are speaking to a 20-year-old unemployed man in relation to the shooting. It is believed the victim is the man's girlfriend.They are not seeking anyone else..
Police have a weapon - it is not known at this stage what kind of gun it is.
Drugs are not believed to be a factor.
Police cordoned off the area, as well as nearby Alnwick Street for an hour but the streets are now open.
Two cars outside the medical centre were been covered with blue tarpaulin by police.

Initial reports suggest the gunman tried to stop the woman from receiving medical assistance. It is now believed he drove her to the medical centre in order to get her medical assistance.
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