11-Year-Old Boy Killed In Hunting Incident

Publish Date
Monday, 12 October 2015, 11:20AM
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An 11-year-old boy has been named as the person who died in a hunting incident in the Kaingaroa Forest on Sunday.

He was Connor Brian Phillips from Reporoa.

An adult member of the hunting party was unloading a firearm at the end of a hunt when the incident occurred, police said.

A post mortem would be carried out today.

A scene examination was conducted yesterday and police would be speaking to a number of people as part of the ongoing investigation.

No further comment would be made until the conclusion of the investigation, police said.

Connor was a student at Reporoa Primary School.

A school newsletter praises Connor as one of 10 school pupils who made it through to the cluster swimming sports competition this year.

The school was currently holding a meeting about the incident and could not comment immediately.

NZ Herald

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