A man has had surgery for a gunshot wound after being found in a hospital carpark.
The 22-year-old was discovered outside the Taupo hospital with a wound to his leg about 3pm on Wednesday.
He was stabilised by staff and flown to a hospital in Rotorua by the YouthTown Rescue Helicopter.
Pilot Todd Dunham says it was a strange case, but the man appeared conscious and doing okay.
A spokesperson for the Rotorua hospital says the man has had surgery and is in a stable condition.