Teenager arrested over kneecapping incident
The Alexandra teen arrested after allegedly kneecapping his friend with a high-powered slug gun may have fired shots around the town earlier and police are calling for witnesses.
Sergeant Derek Ealson, of Alexandra, said the 18-year-old victim had been shot in the knee with a high-powered air gun while he was on Royal Terrace after midnight on Sunday. He was scheduled to have the slug surgically removed yesterday afternoon.
In the meantime, police were looking for leads on reports of more shots being fired.
"The alleged offender is known to the victim, and they were having drinks together earlier that evening. Our ongoing inquiry is focusing on reports there were more shots fired off in the Centennial Avenue area, and we will be carrying out scene investigations." At this stage there were no witnesses to the shots that may have been fired, but Alexandra police were very keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard shots being fired.
So far the alleged offender had been charged with careless use of an air gun causing bodily injury.
It is believed the alleged offender had been drinking during his 18th birthday celebration.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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