3 Welfare Officers Shot in NZ South Island town. 2 dead.

Breaking News: Two people have been fatally shot and a third person is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after a shooting in the Ashburton WINZ office. Shot gun used.

Fellow staff member apparently ran after the gunman screaming, "You blew her to bits!", before he made off on a bicycle.

Police are looking for a man named John Henry Tully, and parts of the city and the river bank have been cordoned off.

They say he is dressed in camouflage clothing and may be carrying a sawn-off shotgun

Our news team is covering this ongoing story as it develops -

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