Police is responding to an incident on Brown Street in Strathern, Invercargill, where a man has been located with an apparent gunshot wound.
Police were called to the incident about 7:40pm.
The man is receiving treatment in Southland Hospital.
The Armed Offenders Squad is responding and cordons are in place.
Police is making enquiries into the circumstances of the incident.
Residents should expect a continued Police presence in the area this evening.