A man has been arrested following an early morning shooting
Ambulance officers were called to a rural property about 5am
this morning by a 30-year-old man who said he had been shot
in the leg, police said.
The man was in considerable pain and remains in Wairau
Hospital, where he underwent surgery for his wound.
A 47-year-old local man was arrested and charged with
unlawful possession of a firearm following the shooting.
He is to appear in Blenheim District Court tomorrow.
Police said the incident occurred at a house which the
alleged offender was looking after.
The victim, originally from Blenheim but who now lives in
Christchurch, was visiting.
Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to the
incident but the investigation is continuing.