Shooting in North New Brighton thought to be isolated

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Jun 06, 2022 |

Police investigating a shooting on Bower Ave in North New Brighton, believe the incident is isolated.

Police attended following a report of gunshots in the area at about 3:25pm.

On arrival police located a man with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers who attended were armed as a precaution.

Residents told Chris Lynch police officers were in the same area as the shooting last night.

Canterbury District Commander, Superintendent John Price said “we believe this to have been an isolated incident and do not believe there is any further risk to the public.”

“We are absolutely committed to finding those responsible for this offending and holding them to account.

“Reducing incidents of gun violence is paramount for Police and the community.

“We will not tolerate it – gun violence has no place here and threatens the fundamental right of the community to be safe and feel safe.”

At this stage no arrests have been made and enquiries are continuing.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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