UPDATE: Firearms incident, Invercargill
"UPDATE: Firearms incident, Invercargill"
to Inspector Mike Bowman, Area Commander,
Police are appealing for information following
a firearms incident at an address on Brown Street in
Strathern, Invercargill yesterday.
A man received a
gunshot wound and was transported to Southland Hospital,
where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
scene examination is underway and residents should expect a
continued Police presence in the area.
Police would like
to reassure the community that this was an isolated
Police urge anyone who may have noticed
any suspicious behaviour or vehicles in the area around 8pm
yesterday to call
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