17 Feb 2011

Teen undergoes surgery after drive-by shooting

5:47 pm on 17 February 2011

Police say it is extremely lucky no one else was hurt in a drive-by shooting in Taupo that injured a teenager.

They say 17-year-old was walking to the shops about 6.30pm on Wednesday when he was shot at from a moving car.

Taupo area commander Inspector Steve Bullock says a slug hit the teenager in his lower abdomen and he underwent surgery at Rotorua Hospital on Thursday.

His injuries are not life-threatening.

Mr Bullock says the teenager knew the people in the vehicle. Police are questioning one of the car's occupants and have identified other suspects.