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Cook Islands,New Zealand

3 August 2007

New Zealand Herald / NZPA

Cook Islands police holding a former Aucklander who shot three locals on the remote atoll of Pukapuka in the northern Cooks have not disclosed his motives. The man, 19, sent out to Rarotonga as a teenager, shot Niua school principal Bob Tearetoa, his wife Ngatere Tearetoa, both from the Aitutaki community, and another man, Kiriti Mataora, Radio Niu FM reported. The man went on a shooting rampage in Pukapuka at 2am on Saturday, when he entered the home of the... (

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