A man is in a critical but stable condition after being shot
in Matamata last night.
Another man was found dead near the scene of the shooting on
Mowbray Rd, Waharoa, where police were called shortly after
Detective Inspector Karl Thornton said a woman called 111 to
report that her 20-year-old boyfriend had been shot by an
offender who fled the property in a ute.
The scene was secured while ambulance staff treated the
victim, who was airlifted to Waikato Hospital where he was
this morning in a critical but stable condition.
Mr Thornton said police, including the armed offenders squad,
then carried out searches around Waharoa and Matamata.
"At about 3.20am officers located a deceased male at a Tower
Rd, Matamata, address.
"The 21-year-old had suffered a gunshot wound and police do
not believe his death is suspicious."
Police are not seeking anyone else in relation to either of
the shootings and scene guards are in place at both addresses
with forensic examinations to commence this morning.