Woman shot in head has bullet removed

Last updated 12:05 17/06/2012

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A woman shot in the head yesterday morning has come through surgery to remove the 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 no-one else was being sought in relation to this incident.

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