21 Jun 2021

Two people injured after firearms incident in Dargaville

5:25 pm on 21 June 2021

Police are trying to establish the facts around a firearms incident in Dargaville, in which two people were reported to be injured.

Close up of a police officer at an incident on a residential street. 6 July 2016.

(File image) Photo: RNZ / Cole Eastham-Farrelly

Police received a report of a person being shot on Carrington Road about 2.20pm.

Afterwards, a person arrived at Dargaville Hospital with a facial wound, and another person went to a medical centre with a gunshot injury.

The injures were not believed to be life-threatening, police said.

Armed police were in the area as a precaution while inquiries were ongoing, police said.

They were seeking sightings of a charcoal or black-coloured Nissan people mover, similar to a Nissan Wingroad, seen leaving the Carrington Road area around the time of the incident.

Its registration plate was, or similar to, CAK346.

Police asked anyone who saw the vehicle to call 111 immediately and not approach it.