Number of shootings concerning following Chch attack

In the past fortnight, central police have dealt with a number of firearms incidents where victim’s have been seriously injured.

Following an arrest of a 21 year old male in New Plymouth responsible for a shooting on Plympton Street in the Brooklands suburb on the 30th March,

Police were informed by Ambulance at around 1:25am this morning that a person had reported receiving a gunshot wound at an address in Feilding.

The male victim received serious but non-life threatening injuries and remains in hospital.

Police, including AOS, arrested a 27-year-old man in the Roslyn area of Palmerston North at around midday today in relation to the incident.

The man has been charged with wounding with intent and is due to appear in Palmerston North District Court on 9 April 2019.

Police are not seeking anyone else in relation to the incident.

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