Wellington homicide investigation: Police urge public to come forward with information

AMBERLEY, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 10: A police officer stops a car at a checkpoint on April 10, 2020 in Amberley, New Zealand. With New Zealand in lockdown due to COVID-19, police are setting up checkpoints across the country to ensure people on the roads are travelling for essential purposes only. The Easter long weekend is a popular time for New Zealanders to go on holiday, however current Level 4 restrictions in place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic requires everyone to remain at the place of residence they were in as of midnight 25 March when New Zealand went into lockdown. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)
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Police have made a renewed plea for anyone with information about a homicide in Wellington last month to come forward.

Rau Tongia, 33, was found shot dead in the driveway of a Karori property on December 20, police say. A homicide investigation was launched the same day.

In an update on Tuesday, police said the investigation remains ongoing. Anyone close to the scene at Percy Dyett Dr or the nearby Karori Park area between 4:30am and 4:45am who may have heard a gunshot or unusual noise, or noticed anything suspicious is urged to contact the investigation team.

They can be called on 105, quoting file number 201220/8063. People can also give information anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.