Shot man found outside medical centre
Screams for help coming from the back of car led workers to a man who'd been shot and was bleeding heavily from his leg.
The man, who was discovered in the Auckland suburb of Glen Innes this morning, had a home-made tourniquet on and told rescuers "his friend" had dropped him off but refused to give further details.
"He was screaming his head off," said plumber Chris Webb, who went to the man's aid.
"At first we thought he was pissed or something but when we opened the car door there was blood everywhere."
Webb said it appeared the man, a Pacific Islander in his mid-30s, had been shot in the thigh. He could see where a bullet had gone right through the leg.
Webb and his co-worker put the man in the recovery position and stayed with him until medical staff arrived.
Doctors and nurses from a nearby medical centre gave the man an IV, Webb said, but he was losing so much blood they eventually had to apply another tourniquet before an ambulance Arrived.
The man was now in the critical care unit of Auckland City Hospital in a serious but stable condition, a hospital spokesman said.
Detective senior sergeant John Sutton said they were yet to talk to the man but believed he knew his attacker.
He said the car, a silver sedan, arrived in Mayfair Pl about 9.30 this morning.
It was possible the shooting was gang related but that was still under investigation, Sutton said.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the Glen Innes CIB.
The car's registration number was AKD792.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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