morning at approximately 5am Ambulance Officers were called
to a rural property in Blenheim by a 30 year old male
stating he had been shot in the leg.
Police attended the
incident and located the male who was conscious and in a lot
He was transported by ambulance to Wairau
hospital where he will require surgery.
currently speaking with witnesses to establish what has
occurred at the address.
The owners of the address were
not home when this occurred, they had arranged house sitters
while away on holiday. They have been notified of the
shooting and are returning home from their holiday.
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