New Zealand police say shooter had history of family violence, adding there is no reason World Cup opening match shouldn’t go ahead

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Two people have been killed and six injured after a shooting in Auckland city centre on Thursday morning, hours before the Women’s World Cup was due to kick off in the city.

New Zealand prime minister Chris Hipkins said the gunman was also dead and there was no national security risk or rise in the national threat level. He confirmed that that the World Cup would proceed as planned.

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