Two arrested in relation to WBOP shootings

Police swarmed No.2 Road near Te Puke following a second shooting. Photo: Daniel Hines/SunLive.

Two people are facing firearms charges following two shootings in the Bay of Plenty.

The accused, aged 19 and 23, are due to appear in Tauranga District Court today charged with unlawful possession of a pistol.

The pair were arrested following a series of incidents involving firearms and damage to property in Western Bay of Plenty.

Enquires are continuing to identify those responsible for both incidents.

“Police are speaking to a number of witnesses in relation to these events and a scene examination at the Hairini and Te Puke properties have been completed," says Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner.

“This behaviour and level of violence is completely unacceptable and has no place in our communities.

“Members of the public can continue to expect a heightened Police presence in the area as we continue to make enquires.”

Police urge anyone with have information that may assist to call 105 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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