Deadly shooting rattles Auckland just before Women’s World Cup

A shooting has left two people dead at a construction site in the central business district of Auckland, New Zealand, police say.

At least four other people are thought to have been injured and the gunman is also dead after the incident which came at 07:22 (19:22 GMT).

Mayor Wayne Brown said it was a “dreadful thing to happen” in his city.

The shooting happened hours before the city is due to host the Fifa Women’s World Cup opening match.

All Fifa personnel and football teams are safe and have been accounted for, the mayor said.

Police say the incident on Queen Street has been contained.

Earlier, the mayor warned people should stay home and avoid travelling into the city.

The opening match is to be held between New Zealand and Norway in the city’s Eden Park.

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