Death of teenager in Christchurch overnight sparks homicide investigation

A homicide investigation has been launched after a teenager’s death late last night at an address in the northern Christchurch suburb of Casebrook.

Detective inspector Michael Ford said police responded to reports of a firearms incident at 11.03pm, but upon arrival the 16-year-old was dead.

A homicide investigation and scene examination is underway.

“We are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time, and can assist with our inquiries, to come forward and speak to us,” Ford said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Christchurch Police on 105 and quote event number P048523046 .

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