A shark possibly 14 feet long killed a swimmer near a popular New Zealand beach on Wednesday, then disappeared after police attempting to save the man fired gunshots at the enormous predator.
A shark possibly 14 feet long killed a
A shark possibly 14 feet long killed a swimmer near a popular New Zealand beach on Wednesday, then disappeared after police attempting to save the man fired gunshots at the enormous predator. (Feb. 27, 2013) (Credit: AP )
Police talk to a woman believed to be
Police talk to a woman believed to be a family member of a man attacked by a shark at Muriwai Beach near Auckland, New Zealand. (Feb. 27, 2013) (Credit: AP )
Emergency vehicles are parked at Muriwai Beach following
Emergency vehicles are parked at Muriwai Beach following a fatal shark attack. (Feb. 27, 2013) (Credit: AP )

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Police in inflatable rubber boats shoot at a
Police in inflatable rubber boats shoot at a shark off Muriwai Beach near Auckland, New Zealand, as they attempt to retrieve a body following a fatal shark attack. (Feb. 27, 2013) (Credit: AP )
People grieve outside the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club
People grieve outside the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club after a swimmer died in a fatal shark attack at Muriwai Beach in Auckland, New Zealand. The victim was a local Muriwai man who was swimming several hundred meters from the shore at the time of the attack. (Feb. 27, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images )
People grieve outside the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club
People grieve outside the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club after a swimmer died in a fatal shark attack at Muriwai Beach in Auckland, New Zealand. (Feb. 27, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)