Man accused of shooting at vehicles

Police arrested the accused on Sunday. File photo.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested in relation to a series of incidents where eight vehicles were shot in rural Hamilton.

The man was arrested on Sunday and charged with eight counts of reckless discharge of a firearm and eight of intentional damage.

The most recent incident occurred on Friday, July 17, when multiple moving vehicles were shot at in the Raynes Road, Rukuhia area, says Area Commander Inspector Andrea McBeth.

"Two similar incidents occurred in the same area on June 6 and June 19. No one was injured in any of the incidents.

"Police would like to thank all those who responded to the Police Ten 7 appeal or provided information that led to Sunday’s arrest."

The man is expected to appear in Hamilton District Court on Friday, October 16.

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