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Four arrests following shots fired in Wairoa

"Four arrests following shots fired in Wairoa"

Four people have been arrested following an incident in Wairoa earlier this week.

Police launched an investigation after two shots were fired on McLean Street about 11pm on Tuesday 13 November.

Officers today conducted two search warrants, assisted by the Armed Offenders Squad.

Three men, aged 20, 24 and 28, were arrested and charged with various offences including assault with a weapon, wilful damage, aggravated robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm.

They are due to appear in court tomorrow - two in Gisborne District Court and one in Hastings District Court.

Another man, aged 23, was arrested on the night of the incident for possession of offensive weapons.

Wairoa CIB Sergeant James Keene says the incident and a number of events prior have been linked to gangs.

“Gangs carrying out such violent acts in our town will not be tolerated,” he says.

“The community deserves to be safe and feel safe at all times.”

During the search warrants, Police located and seized a shotgun.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing and anyone with any information is urged to contact Wairoa Police on (06) 838 8345.

Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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