The gun used to shoot a 39-year-old man in Gisborne early
this morning has not yet been found, police say.
The man was left fighting for his life after another man
entered his house in the suburb of Elgin and made demands
Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Scott said the offender then
shot one of the house's occupants before leaving the scene in
"We believe this man is known to the two people who were at
The victim was taken by ambulance to Gisborne Hospital, where
he remains in a critical condition.
A 42-year-old Gisborne man was arrested "without incident" by
members of the police armed offenders squad at another local
address between one and two hours after the shooting.
He had been charged in connection with the incident and will
appear in Gisborne District Court tomorrow.
"We're looking at the scene and we'll continue to examine
that in conjunction with the ESR forensic scientists and
we're hoping to speak to anybody who may have information,"
Mr Scott said.
A vehicle believed to be connected to the incident was also
being examined, however the firearm used in the shooting had
not yet been found.
Police have urged anyone with information about the firearm
or the shooting to contact Gisborne police or the
Crimestoppers line, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Earlier this morning, police said the shot man had died in
hospital as a result of his injuries, but they later said he
had not died.