New Zealand: Firing at Sundown

Firing at Sundown

Dusk was settling over the seaside South Island village of Aramoana (pop. 52) last week when a volley of shots ruptured the evening calm. Almost simultaneously, an orange glow lit the darkening sky as fire licked at the house of Garry Holden, 38, a naturopath who lived with his two daughters at the far end of the village. Many of the locals interrupted their dinners to investigate.

At the blazing Holden home they ran into a hail of gunfire that cut down the first five arrivals. The gunman was David Gray, 33, an unemployed farmhand and next-door neighbor of the Holdens....

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