Arrest made following firearms incident

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Today Police executed a search warrant at a Porirua address and arrested a man in relation to a firearms incident in Porirua on Thursday 11 January.

On Thursday 11 January a man presented at hospital with gunshot wounds. He has subsequently undergone surgery and is in a stable condition.

Detective Inspector Haley Ryan from Wellington District Police says it is believed the victim and the offender are known to each other.   

DI Ryan says a 55-year-old man is in custody and charges are being considered.

“The investigation is ongoing and the Porirua community should expect to see an increased Police presence in the area.”

DI Ryan says anyone with any information that will help them progress this investigation is asked to contact Police by phone on 105, or online at 105.police.govt.nz using Update Report, referencing file number 240111/9979.

“You can also make a report anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.”