Disgust, but no information

No information has been forthcoming regarding the claims of a cyclist that he was shot at by the occupants of two vehicles on State Highway 8 near the Omarama Top Ten Holiday Park on Sunday afternoon.

Community Constable Bruce Dow, of Oamaru, said yesterday while members of the public had expressed disgust at the alleged actions of those involved, no new information had emerged.

The cyclist, in his early 60s, who declined to be named, told the Otago Daily Times on Monday he was on SH8 near Omarama about 5.15pm when two vehicles overtook him.

He said a passenger in the first vehicle, a black Mitsubishi Lancer, fired two shots, which were followed by a further shot from the trailing off-white Toyota Hiace van.

The man said it was among the scariest moments of his life.

- ben.guild@odt.co.nz

 

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