Arrest made in relation to Helensville shooting

Arrest made in relation to Helensville shooting

Waitemata

Please attribute to Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Megan Goldie:

Police have arrested and charged a man after a woman suffered a gunshot wound at a Mill Road, Helensville address, just before 4am this morning.

The 28-year-old man is charged with wounding with reckless disregard and unlawful possession of a firearm and is due to appear in Waitakere District Court on Monday.

The victim has undergone surgery today and remains in Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition. She faces further surgery and a long road to recovery. Police are supporting her family.

Police are continuing to make enquiries into the incident and are completing the scene examination.

As this matter is now before the court, Police is not in a position to comment further.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre