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Man charged over shooting that left person critical in Karitane, Otago


Police were called to a shooting at a home on Coast Rd in Karitane on Friday.

BRADEN FASTIER / STUFF

Police were called to a shooting at a home on Coast Rd in Karitane on Friday.

A 24-year-old has been charged over a shooting that took place north of Dunedin on Friday, that left a man with life-threatening injuries.

The man will appear in Dunedin District Court on Saturday, facing a charge of attempted murder, police say.

He was taken into custody after officers were called to the shooting at a home on Coast Rd at the northern end of Karitane, about 35 kilometres north of Dunedin, on Friday afternoon.

The victim was taken to Christchurch Hospital with critical injuries.

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The two men are believed to have known each other and no-one else was being sought over the attack, police said.

A witness at the scene, who did not want to be named, said the victim was wheeled out on a stretcher and airlifted to hospital by helicopter.

“A scene guard remains at the property this evening [Friday] while the examination continues,” Detective Inspector Stu Harvey said.



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