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Woman in hospital after report of shooting

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 20/09/2016

A woman has been taken to hospital and armed police have been called out after a report of shooting in Invercargill.

Emergency services were alerted at 6.34pm on Tuesday that a person had been shot in the suburb of Otatara.

Police say the Armed Offenders Squad and other staff responded and are following strong lines of inquiry to locate the alleged offender

They are also determining exactly what happened.

Police say members of the public are not believed to be in any danger, but residents in the area should ensure their properties are secure.

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