A man shot in the leg and then abandoned in a car in the
Auckland suburb of Glen Innes this morning is believed to
know his shooter, police say.
The man - believed to be in his late 30s or early 40s - was
found with with a serious leg injury in the back seat of a
silver Holden Commodore car in Bradley Lane in Glen Innes
Detective Senior Sergeant John Sutton said police believed
they knew who the victim was and were making inquiries to
confirm his identity.
"We don't believe this was a random incident and it's very
likely the victim knows who shot him," he said.
"We'd like to hear from anyone we haven't already located who
knows anything about what happened to this man and who was
responsible for it."
The shot man was found when his cries for help were heard by
workers from a nearby construction site.
Witness Chris Webb said he heard the man's screams coming
from the abandoned car.
"We went out to have a look and the guy just kept screaming,
'I've been shot, I've been shot'."
When Mr Webb opened the car's door he saw blood coming from a
wound in the man's upper left leg, he told 3 News.
Staff at a medical centre on nearby Line Rd were then alerted
and assisted the man while an ambulance was en route.
He is now in a serious condition at Auckland Hospital after
Police are appealing for anyone with information to dial 111,
contact Glen Innes CIB on 09 524 1921 or call Crimestoppers
anonymously on 0800 555 111.