03/09: Statement from Countdown regarding Lynnmall incident

To be attributed to Kiri Hannifin, General Manager Safety, Countdown

We are devastated by what’s taken place in our Lynnmall store today. Once again, our hearts are heavy knowing what our team and customers have witnessed and been through. Our thoughts are with those who were injured and their families, and we will be supporting all of our Lynnmall team.

Over the last few weeks especially, Kiwis have shown our team such gratitude and kindness and we are particularly devastated that something like this has happened again in one of our stores. It’s difficult to comprehend and the events of today leave our whole team in deep shock.

The safety of our team, and our customers, is always our priority, and this is at the heart of our COVID-19 response as well. We will cooperate with the Police in any way we can to understand what’s happened, and at this point we’re unable to provide any further details.

Countdown Lynnmall is closed until further notice.

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