25 Oct 2012

Firearms find leads to four arrests

5:47 pm on 25 October 2012

Four people have been arrested after reports of shots being fired in Otaki led police to find firearms in a car.

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant David Thompson says several shots were fired during a showdown between rival groups on Waitohu Valley Road near State Highway One on Wednesday morning.

No one was injured.

A firearm was found in a car shortly afterwards and several men were taken away for questioning by police.

Four men in their twenties have since appeared in the Levin District Court on firearms charges.

All of them have been remanded in custody and will reappear in court next month.