Māngere shooting: Man charged with murder of Misiona Talafu Petelo

A man has been charged with the murder of a teenager who was taken to hospital with critical injuries following a shooting in Auckland.

Misiona Talafu Petelo, aged 19, from Papatoetoe, died on Saturday.

He was taken to Middlemore Hospital in a private vehicle around 8.30pm following a firearms incident on Massey Rd in Māngere.

He died shortly after arriving.

A man, 31, has been arrested after handing himself into police.

He faces one count of murder and will appear in Manukau District Court tomorrow.

Police have been providing support to Petelo’s family.

At this stage the homicide investigation has not identified any known gang links or involvement, police told the Herald.

Tributes for the teenager are flowing on social media as friends and family mourn his death.

“It breaks my heart that you were taken so unexpectedly,” one person wrote.

Another said: “I can’t believe that our time has ended, there was so many things I wish we could’ve said to each other, so many things I wish we could have experienced together.”

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