Story: Violent crime

Out of the blue

The 2006 film Out of the blue told the story of the mass murders in the small community of Aramoana, near Dunedin. In November 1990, in a 34-hour shooting spree, 33-year-old David Gray killed 13 people, and was then shot dead by police.

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Greg Newbold, 'Violent crime - Mass homicides, 1990 –', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 June 2023)

Story by Greg Newbold, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 18 Mar 2019