Hamilton police search for air rifle shooters

Last updated 08:38 25/12/2013

Relevant offers

Crime

More study for Manawatu prisoners in the past five years 'Dangerous' wanted man caught in Wellington Runner's rescue may help to solve a missing Wellington woman's case Police get guidelines on investigating forced marriages Man charged with murder after stabbing at international school Stephen Phillip Long admits accidentally shooting son dead Miscarriages of justice targeted by NZ academics, lawyers Fresh hope in one of Wellington's enduring missing person's mysteries Blessie Gotingco's family gagged in legal move by convicted murderer Blessie Gotingco murder trial full of bizarre twists

Hamilton police are searching for a person who shot at two people with an air rifle last night.

The two incidents occurred in the Claudelands area around 7pm and 7.45pm, police said.

A woman on River Road was narrowly missed from being hit in the face and a man outside Pizza Hut was shot in the back.

The injured man required medical treatment as the pellet penetrated two layers of clothing.

The only clue police had so far was that a white four-door sedan might be involved.

"It is unfortunate such behaviour occurred on an evening when people should be celebrating Christmas," senior sergeant Pete van de Wetering said.

Anyone with information could phone the Hamilton Central Police station on (07) 8586200 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content