Man arrested in Invercargill after person shot in Winton

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2021-12-06 12:04:27

A 19-year-old man has been arrested after a firearms incident in Winton, Southland earlier today.

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Police were called to Park Street about 1pm where it was reported that a firearm had been discharged.

A school and kindergarten in the area went into lockdown for about two hours in the afternoon as a precautionary measure while the area was cordoned off, and police and the armed offenders squad responded to the incident.

Police said a man who was found with gunshot injuries was taken to hospital. He is reported to be in a serious but stable condition.

A 19-year-old man was later arrested in Invercargill.

Police said they were not seeking anyone else in relation to the incident but inquiries were ongoing.

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Source by [earlynews24.com]