Rival gangs clash in New Plymouth, possible shooting

A brawl has broken out on Devon Street in New Plymouth overnight between what seems to be rival gangs black power and mongrel mob members.

Police were called to the area following distress calls from the crowded house bar security personnel.

In the video, men can be seen striking each other in the head and face with some of them being knocked to the ground.

Police have confirmed there were no major injuries and no arrests were made.

In what seems to be a related incident, Police received reports of possible gunshots heard on Cook Street near Seaview Road just after midnight this morning, Sunday 24 March.

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw an orange vehicle in or around the area overnight, a Holden Commodore with the registration LYZ489, they’re also seeking sightings of a black BMW, which has not yet been located by Police.

It’s described as having one of the rear passenger windows smashed in, being covered with plastic.

Anyone who was in the area or has information is asked to contact New Plymouth Police on (06) 759 5500.

Information can also be passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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