Hanmer Springs incident - update

Hanmer Springs incident - update

Silver 2017 Nissan X-Trail
Canterbury

The following can be attributed to Inspector Peter Cooper, Area Commander Canterbury Rural: 
 
Canterbury Police continue to investigate a home invasion incident that occurred overnight at a house near the Hanmer Springs township.
 
Several shots were fired at the house during the incident. 
 
While there were a number of people (adults and children) at the house at the time, fortunately nobody was injured by the shots fired.  
 
A man at the house, aged in his 50s, was however assaulted and received a moderate head injury.
 
Police are conducting a scene examination at the house today and cordons will remain in place throughout the day.
 
The assault victim and his family are being supported by Police and Victim Support.
 
Police would like to hear from anyone who has seen a silver 2017 Nissan X-Trail, registration number KQU365, since around 10pm last night (similar to the car pictured).
 
If you have seen the car, or have information which might help Police locate the offender in this case, please call Christchurch Police on 03 363 7400.
 
Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
 
The occupant/s of the car should not be approached by members of the public.
 
ENDS
 
Issued by Police Media Centre.