Man arrested after Oropi shooting
A man is facing firearms charges following a shooting in the Western Bay of Plenty.
Police were called to Mountain Road, Oropi, at 12am following reports of a firearms incident.
"On arrival a person was located seriously injured," says a police spokesperosn.
"The Armed Offenders Squad was deployed as a precaution and Eagle flew from Auckland to assist local staff.
"Shortly before 1am, a firearm was discharged again near Seales Road, hitting a civilian vehicle."
Police say no one was harmed during the second incident.
"One person was located at an address in Oropi and after negotiation with police, was arrested about 3.30am.:
A 51-year-old man has been charged with recklessly discharging a firearm and is due to appear in Tauranga District Court on 21 September.
"A scene guard remains in place and a scene examination will be carried out today."