A woman who was shot in the head yesterday morning has come through surgery to remove a bullet and is now in a stable condition.
Police responded to an emergency call at 1.30am this morning in Druces Rd, Manukau where they found a 60 year old woman had been shot.
She was rushed by ambulance to hospital where a CT scan revealed there was a bullet lodged in her head. Surgery was required to remove the bullet.
Middlemore Hospital staff said the woman remained in intensive care but was now in a stable condition.
A 60 year old man was arrested and appeared yesterday in the Counties Manukau Court on a charge of assault.
He was remanded in custody and will reappear again on Monday.
Police have not ruled out further serious charges being laid.
Police have located a firearm and a shell casing. An area canvas has been completed and witnesses interviewed.
Police said none else was being sought in relation to the incident.
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