A man who was shot in Feilding last night is being treated
for injuries to his hand.
Police spokesman Dave Rose said police received a call from a
person in Feilding at around 9.50pm last night.
He informed police that an associate of his was shot while
driving through Palmerston North, he said.
Mr Rose said police and ambulance services went to the
address, and a 34-year-old man was taken to Palmerston North
"The man is being treated for injuries to his hand and is due
to be released later today," Mr Rose said.
The man's vehicle and another address in Feilding were
currently the subject of a scene examination, he said.
"Inquiries are continuing so we can establish the
circumstances," he said.
Geoff Partridge, a friend of the victim, said the armed
offenders squad had surrounded a house on Makino Rd this
He said Makino Rd was closed and his friend was in a stable
condition awaiting surgery.
There were more than 100 holes in the car and the windscreen
has smashed as a result of it being shot by what he thought
was a shot gun, Mr Partridge said.
He said his friend was looking for his cousin's house and had
pulled over to look at a number on a letterbox when he was
"Someone took a shot at him from the house. It's a
"It was dark and he was looking at the number on the
Mr Partridge said initially the man thought his car had blown
"It took him half a second to realise what had happened."
The man then drove to his girlfriend's house around the
corner and was taken by ambulance to hospital.
The man who was shot did not live in Feilding, Mr Partridge
- By Nikki Papatsoumas of APNZ