Police seek Gisborne gunman
Sat, 27 Oct 2012 10:50a.m.
One man has been arrested and another is on the run with a firearm after a shot was fired at a Gisborne house.
Two toddlers, aged 15 and 17 months, were in the house with other occupants but fortunately the shot hit a car on the property and no one was hurt, Gisborne police said.
Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Scott said two men in a maroon-coloured Toyota Lucida drove up to the Stout St house about 2:30pm yesterday, with the passenger wielding what was believed to be a .22 rifle.
"At least one shot was then believed to be discharged in the direction of the occupants before the vehicle left the scene," he said.
The armed offenders squad was called and found the vehicle and one man, believed to have been the driver.
A 33-year-old man appeared in Gisborne District Court this morning charged with being a party to the unlawful discharge of the firearm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. He was remanded in custody until Monday.
Det Snr Sgt Scott said police were also seeking 33-year-old Warren Jacques Tarawa in connection with the incident.
He was considered dangerous and was believed to have the firearm used in the shooting.
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