Police name Damon O'Rourke as Palmerston North homicide victim

  • 30/01/2024
The street where the shooting occurred.
The street where the shooting occurred. Photo credit: Google Maps

Police have revealed 35-year-old Damon O'Rourke was the man killed in Palmerston North earlier this month.

The investigation into O'Rourke's death continues, with no arrests made so far.

Emergency services were called to a Coromandel Court address around 7:30pm on January 20, after reports a man had been shot.

He was taken to hospital but later died as a result of his injuries.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Deegan said police are continuing to piece together exactly what has occurred leading to the death of O'Rourke.

"We would like to hear from anyone in the Coromandel Court and Featherston Street areas who may have seen anything suspicious, or who has dashcam or CCTV footage from the evening of Saturday, January 20."

Anyone with information can call 105 or make a report online at 105.police.govt.nz, clicking "Update Report", referencing file number 240120/5653. Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.