3 Apr 2020

Police investigate Dunedin gunshot incident

12:39 pm on 3 April 2020

Police in Dunedin are investigating after a man turned up to Dunedin Hospital last night with a gunshot wound.

Southern District Commander, acting Superintendent Darryl Sweeney, said the man's presentation at hospital was followed by a car crash nearby.

"A vehicle was involved in a crash with a bus on Hanover Street and the occupants, believed to be linked to the firearms incident, decamped from the scene," he said.

"They were tracked by a dog handler and subsequently arrested.

"At this stage two people remain in custody charged with failing to provide particulars after an accident and are due to appear in court today. It is believed they were enroute to commit a crime."

Inquiries were ongoing, but there was not believed to be any further risk to the public, Mr Sweeney said,

Police officers would continue to hold offenders to account while Alert Level 4 requirements were in place, he said.

"The public in Southern District have been excellent with the current isolation restrictions, we encourage people to maintain social distance and maintain essential journeys only over the weekend."