Man arrested after Oropi shooting

Police were called to a firearms incident in Oropi early this morning. File photo/SunLive.

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."

More on SunLive...
1 Comment
You must be logged in to make a comment. Login Now


Posted on 20-09-2020 10:16 | By Justin T.

Were there any boy-racers playing Fast & Furious there at the time?