NZ police make arrest after Wairoa shooting

One person has been arrested after a 19-year-old man was shot in Wairoa about 8.45pm on Sunday 28 July.

“The victim sustained injuries to his right shoulder, upper arm and face,” Wairoa Police Acting Detective Sergeant Brent Griffiths says.

“He was treated in Wairoa Hospital and has since been discharged.”

A 22-year-old Wairoa man was subsequently arrested and charged with firearms-related offences.

He made an initial appearance in the Gisborne District Court today and has been remanded in custody to appear again on Friday 16 August.

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