Man arrested after shooting incident at Te Anau campsite

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Aug 31, 2023 |

A man has been arrested following a shooting incident at a campsite in Te Anau.

Police closed SH94 at Chain Bay due to the incident where a firearm was discharged just after 9am this morning.

Southland Area Commander Inspector Mike Bowman said “a person reportedly fired shots at a vehicle at the Henry Creek Campsite, he then left the campsite and drove towards Milford Sound.

“Police located the driver of the vehicle a short time later and he was taken into custody without further incident.

“No one else is sought in relation to the matter and the road is now open.

“The 35-year-old man will be appearing in court later today to face firearms charges.

Any witnesses to the incident are encouraged to contact 105 and reference event number: P055861483.”

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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