25 Sep 2009

Gunshot heard at Wainuiomata house

4:28 pm on 25 September 2009

The armed offenders squad has been stood down in the Lower Hutt suburb of Wainuiomata after a gang related callout on Friday.

Residents say they heard a shot ring out across Castlerea Street just before 1pm.

Officers are speaking with neighbours regarding the incident.

Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Borrell says no one was injured in a run-in between two groups of males who are understood to be gang associates.

Mr Borrell would not say exactly what went on at the house while a scene investigation continues.

However, neighbours say the area has a notorious gang presence and this type of incident is not uncommon.

Mr Borrell says charges are likely.