Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Youths Questioned After BB Gun Shooting

Youths Questioned After BB Gun Shooting

New Zealand Police National News Release

22 February 2008

Henderson Police are questioning two youths after a drive by shooting in the West Auckland suburb of Kelston.

Police say they were called to the incident at about 8.50am this morning Friday 22 February 2008 when a 15 year old schoolboy was shot at by the occupants of a passing car.

The young victim was shot in the finger with a BB gun while he was walking along Archlynn Road, in Kelston. He has a pellet embedded in his left hand and is receiving medical treatment at Waitakere Hospital to remove it.

The student is the only person injured in the incident. Police enquiries have identified the car involved and two 16 year old males are currently being questioned about their alleged role in the shooting. The circumstances of the incident are still being determined. There have been no arrests at this time.

Police say everyone needs to be aware that BB guns are classified as air guns under the Firearms Act. Serious penalties are imposed for their improper use.

On this occasion the finger injury suffered by the victim was relatively minor but it could have been far more serious if the student had been hit in the head or the eyes. The dangers of any BB gun should be obvious to everyone.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>




Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>


Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>


Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>


(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>






Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog