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Man wanted for Newton shooting found dead


A man wanted over yesterday’s shooting in Adelaide’s north-east has been found dead.

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Police say the man’s body was found near the River Torrens about 9.30pm last night, several hours after they located his car on Gorge Rd.

They allege the deceased was wanted over a shooting at a Newton house yesterday, in which an 81-year-old man was shot in the arm and leg.

The shooting triggered a five-hour search for the gunman, including Star Group officers doing a sweep of nearby houses.

The elderly victim remains in a stable condition at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Police say he knew the deceased.

A woman from the same address, a relative of the victim, was also admitted to hospital suffering from shock.

In a statement overnight, police said they were preparing a report for the Coroner.

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