Stuff by Jonathan Guildford
A Christchurch tattoo parlour owned by former Bandidos national president Hamish Hiroki has been shot at overnight.
A police spokeswoman said police received reports of gun shots at a commercial property on Lincoln Rd, Addington, at 11.40pm on Tuesday.
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She said no-one was inside the property at the time. Police are continuing to make inquiries, she said.
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The front of the store appeared to have been shot three times with a shotgun.
Hiroki was the national president of the New Zealand chapter of the notorious outlaw Bandidos Motorcycle Club before leaving last year. Before joining the Bandidos, he was the president of Highway 61s in Christchurch.
He earlier told Stuff he left the gang for his 3-year-old son.
“I don’t want my son to follow in my footsteps, that’s the reason I left,” he said.
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Hiroki has since moved his focus to raising funds to build a night shelter in Christchurch.