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20-year-old man suffers gunshot wounds

Hutt Valley Police investigating after 20-year-old man suffers gunshot wounds

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Friday, 8 August 2014 - 2:25pm

Wellington

Just after 1.30am this morning a 20-year-old male presented at the Emergency Department at Hutt Hospital with gunshot wounds to his hand and scalp.

Hutt Valley Police responded to the address where the male is alleged to have been shot and have arrested a 34-year-old female and a 22-year-old male outside the address in Harley Grove, Lower Hutt. They will be charged later today in connection with this incident.

Police wish to speak to Charles DAVIS, the 36-year-old occupant of the Harley Grove address.

Inspector Shane Cotter, Hutt Valley Area Commander, says "This incident, while concerning, does not appear to be gang related at this stage. Police are examining the scene of the shooting to piece together exactly what has occurred and have not yet located a firearm on the property. The injuries suffered by the 20-year old male are not believed to be life-threatening and we expect him to make a full recovery after surgery today."

"I would encourage DAVIS to come forward to Police as soon as possible to explain his version of events. He is required to arrest and staff are actively looking for him. Members of the public are advised that he is known to carry weapons and should not be approached."

Anyone with any information about the incident this morning or who knows of the whereabouts of DAVIS are encouraged to contact Hutt Valley Police on (04) 560 2600. Anonymous information can also be provided to the Crimestoppers organisation on 0800 555 111.

ENDS


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