Police seek information following firearms incident
Detective Sergeant Dave Wilson:
Palmerston North Police are seeking information from the public following a firearms incident outside a hotel on Rangitikei Street, near King Street, on Sunday 3 December.
Our enquiries have established that a number of shots were discharged at or near a group of men outside the bar around 1am.
It was sheer luck that no one was injured, and police are committed to ensuring patrons can enjoy the central city especially during the festive season.
Police responded and stopped a group of men nearby, locating two .22 calibre firearms in their vehicle, however we are satisfied that these are not the same firearms that were discharged at the hotel.
The five were arrested and charged with unlawful possession of firearms and will appear in the Palmerston North District Court this week.We are continuing to investigate the incident near the hotel and are working to identify those who were involved.
Police wish to hear from anyone with information with regards to the discharge of the shotgun and the persons responsible and urge them to call 105 quoting file number 231203/5327.