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A shooter is on the loose in Lower Hutt after a man was shot in the chest. 

A police spokeswoman said members of the armed offenders squad were called to an address in George St, in the suburb of Stokes Valley, about 2.15pm on Tuesday.

"Police originally thought a woman had been taken to hospital. However, it was a man that has been taken to hospital with a serious injury to their chest."

Inspector Scott Cooper, of Hutt Valley, said police initially thought there was a second victim, but had since discovered that was not the case.

There has been a spate of aggravated robberies in Christchurch, with three different dairies targeted in less than 24 hours.

Police say the first robbery, at the Templeton Dairy, took place at 5.15pm last night where two alleged offenders entered the dairy, presented a pistol and have taken a quantity of cigarettes and cash.

Staff were left shaken but uninjured.

After the robbery they left in a Mazda Demio vehicle. The vehicle was recovered by police a short time later.

The owners of a Dunedin dairy have been left shaken by an aggravated robbery tonight by two people including a male brandishing what appeared to be a hand gun.

Senior Sergeant Brian Benn says police were called just before 8pm and were told two people had entered the store on Musselburgh Rise in the suburb of Musselburgh.

A picture from security footage shows one of the offenders - a male - holding what appears to be a hand gun.

Along with another offender - probably a female - they stole cash, cigarettes and pouches of tobacco, Mr Benn said.

Police say a man has been taken to hospital after he suffered a shotgun wound while duck hunting in Southland.

The injury was not considered to be life threatening, but the man, 46, was taken to Invercargill Hospital by helicopter from a rural property in the western districts area.

Police say other people were present when the man was shot, and that inquiries are underway to determine exactly what happened.

 

A 32-year-old man is in police custody after an aggravated robbery forced two Hastings schools into lockdown.

Police are currently seeking other people over the robbery of a King Street bar and TAB.

Two schools in Hastings were forced into lockdown today as police searched for an armed man following the robbery.

Hastings Intermediate and Hastings Central school were earlier forced into lockdown as police search for the man.

In a statement police say: "Residents can expect to see a continued police presence in the Karamu Road / Pattison Road area tonight".

Reports were made to police that gunshots had been heard this afternoon around Sunrise Ave, in Owhata.

Cordons are in place at the corner of Pohutakawa Drive and Sequoia Crescent.

Police have been seen searching vehicles.

 

Source: 1 NEWS

Article date: 03/06/2018

Emergency services were called around 9:30pm today (04/06/2018) to the Gull service station in the suburb of Roslyn and were treating a patient with possible gun shot wounds, an ambulance spokesperson confirmed to 1 NEWS.

Police said they are treating a man with an injury to his arm but would not clarify if it was a gun shot wound.

"We're working to establish the circumstances around how the injury occurred," a police media spokesperson said.

Original article date: 20/03/2018

 

Misidentification led to 22 percent of hunting-related deaths in the last 10 years, so police and the Mountain Safety Council are warning hunters to be wary as they head out into the bush later this month.

The deer-hunting season, or "roar", starts on March 25, with hunters to go out to new or favourite spots across New Zealand.