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Woman injured in home invasion shooting

Woman injured in home invasion shooting

Monday, 28 July 2014 - 11:07pm
Waikato

A 17 year old woman has received moderate gunshot wounds to her arm following a home invasion shooting in Thames yesterday evening.

At about 8:20 pm Police and Ambulance were called to a geriatric hospital in Parawai Road Thames after the victims of the home invasion ran to the hospital for help. The injured woman and a 50 year old man who suffered chest pains following the incident were taken to Thames hospital by ambulance for treatment.

Enquiries indicate that 3 men wearing masks and armed with a sawn off shotgun entered a residence, and a during an altercation the shotgun was discharged, injuring the woman. The intruders fled the address and the occupants ran to the nearby hospital for help.

Waikato police continued the investigation overnight. The house where the incident happened was secured and was guarded overnight pending a detailed forensic examination this morning.

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