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Police are investigating a shooting which occurred at a farm in South Wairarapa this morning.
A 17 year male died as a result of a chest injury from a .22 rifle.
Initial reports indicate the shooting was accidental but police are investigating.
The scene of the incident has been cordoned off and a forensic team from Wellington will be attending the scene this afternoon.
The name of the deceased will be released when next of kin have been advised.
Police will update the media line on the police website if there are any further developments.
New Zealand Police Alert 5:20pm 15 Nov 2008 Wellington
Location of incident: South Wairarapa
Incident type: UPDATE ON SHOOTING
In relation to the shooting in the South Wairarapa.
There will be no more press releases on this matter for at least 24hrs.
Police ask the media NOT to ring Masterton Station in relation to this matter as there is no other information than the already released statements to hand.
Thank you for your co-operation.