A 31-year-old man has been charged with murder following the fatal shooting of a teen.

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After the death of a teenager who was taken to the hospital with critical injuries, a 31-year-old man has been charged with murder.

Misiona Talafu Petelo, 19, of Papatoetoe, died in Middlemore Hospital on Saturday night after being shot earlier in the evening on Massey Road in Mngere.

The charged man is scheduled to appear in Manukau District Court tomorrow.

Detective Senior Sergeant Kevin Tiernan of Counties Manukau CIB said police had been providing support to the victim’s whānau.

Police enquiries are continuing.


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