Police discover gun after Invercargill shooting

Police have discovered a gun after a shooting in Invercargill on Saturday morning.

The 52-year-old casualty was strolling on Kelvin St at around 9am when he was shot in his lower leg. He was taken to Invercargill Hospital where he experienced medical procedure and is currently in a steady condition. Police are as yet searching for the shooter.

After the occurrence, cordons were set up and the equipped wrongdoers squad (AOS) was brought in. Police led a scene examination and found the gun accepted to have been utilized.

The connection between the casualty and the guilty party has not yet been built up.

A lady in the territory said she saw a harmed man in the zone around 9:20am, yet did not understand it could be shooting-related.

“As I headed to work there was a man on the trail who was lying level as though he had slipped on ice and had back damage,” she told Newshub. “Heaps of individuals swarming him and an emergency vehicle came flying past me.

“It was ideal inverse the recreation center at the intersection of Thames St. Didn’t think it was a shooting till I saw the Facebook post.”

While police are still currently searching for the guilty party, they say there’s not thought to be any hazard to general society as of now.

Any individual who was in the zone at the time and saw anything that could help police is requested to call the Southern District Command Center on (03) 471 5002.

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