Sunday Panel: Gun violence prevails despite law changes - what's the cause?

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 25 Aug 2019, 12:09PM
Police at the scene on Cross St after a person suffered serious injuries in a suspected shooting last night. (Photo / Dean Purcell)

Sunday Panel: Gun violence prevails despite law changes - what's the cause?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 25 Aug 2019, 12:09PM

Gun violence continues to be seen in New Zealand despite harsher policies. 

A person has been hospitalised with a gunshot wound after a shooting in Auckland's CBD early this morning. 

Police were called to the incident on Cross St near Karangahape Rd about 1.45am.

Officers are still investigating what happened and could be seen inspecting the crime scene on the quiet one-way street this morning.

It is the eighth such crime since the March 15 terror attacks, which prompted swift law changes that banned violent weapons. 

However, increased gang presence in the country could be a contributing factor to the continued shootings.