16 Apr 2012

Taranaki teenager charged with murder

8:20 pm on 16 April 2012

A teenager has appeared in the New Plymouth Youth Court charged with murder.

A 50-year-old woman was shot in her home north of Taranaki on Sunday afternoon.

Any details that would identify the woman and the boy have been suppressed.

The 13-year-old has been remanded in custody to a Child Youth and Family facility until Friday.

Meanwhile, police say a foresenic scene examination at the property where the shooting occured will continue on Tuesday.

They say they have also been looking at a vehicle that was driven from the property after the shooting.

Police say a post-mortem on the woman will be carried out on Tuesday.