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Arrest made following hunter shooting

Arrest made following hunter shooting

At 12:00pm today Masterton Police arrested a 44 year old male in relation to the accidental shooting of a 44 year old male north of Masterton, while duck hunting on the 2nd of May 2014.

The male will be facing a charge of careless use of a firearm causing injury, and has been bailed to appear in the Masterton District Court at a later date.

At this point in time the victim of the shooting remains in a stable but serious condition at Wellington Hospital.

Any further media enquiries are to be directed to Nick Bohm, Wellington District Communications Manager.

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