28 Apr 2017

Private funeral to be held for Invercargill shooting victim

8:12 pm on 28 April 2017

A private funeral service will be held next week for the woman shot dead in Invercargill on Anzac Day.

The scene of the shooting in Invercargill: Police said they found Verity McLean dead and Garry Duggan with gunshot wounds.

The scene of the shooting in Invercargill. Photo: RNZ / Lydia Anderson

Constable Ben McLean, 47, has been charged with his wife Verity McLean's murder, and the attempted murder of her new partner Garry Duggan.

Police said Ms McLean's family had requested privacy, but were considering a further public memorial service for her at some point.

Southern District Commander Superintendent Paul Basham said police had been touched by the support they had received from the Invercargill community.

The focus for police remained ensuring a meticulous, impartial investigation into the shooting, he said.

Mr McLean was discharged from hospital today and moved to Invercargill Prison.