1 Jul 2009

More information sought on fatal seige

4:41 pm on 1 July 2009

Police have set up an email address for people wanting to report anything about a fatal siege in Christchurch on Sunday night.

Shayne Sime, 42, who was confined to a wheelchair, fired dozens of shotgun pellets and bullets from his house in Wadhurst Place in the suburb of Burnside, before being shot dead by police.

A police officer and civilian wounded by the gunman are recovering.

Police have discovered damage to a kingergarten and houses 500 metres away and believe the bullets may have travelled up to 7km.

People can email op.burnside@police.govt.nz to report damage, or anything relating to the inquiry. They can also telephone.