A teenage girl suffered gunshot wounds during a home invasion
in Thames last night.
Police and ambulance staff were called to a geriatric
hospital in Parawai Road in Thames around 8.20pm after the
victims of the home invasion ran to the hospital for help.
The 17-year-old girl received moderate gunshot wounds to her
arm and a 50-year-old man suffered chest pains as a result of
They were taken to Thames hospital for treatment. The man was
not shot, Ambulance communications team manager Norm Ngatai
Police said three men wearing masks and armed with a sawn-off
shotgun entered a residence and a during an altercation the
shotgun was discharged, injuring the woman.
The intruders fled the address and the occupants ran for
Waikato police were investigating.
The house had been secured and was to be guarded overnight
until a detailed forensic examination this morning.