8 Jul 2011

Police say woman bitten by dog, not shot

6:41 pm on 8 July 2011

Police say a woman thought to have suffered a gunshot wound in an incident on Friday is now believed have been bitten by a dog.

Officers went to a domestic dispute after neighbours heard shots in the township of Okato near New Plymouth about midday.

A 32-year-old man handed himself in to police about 1.30pm after Armed Offenders Squad members surrounded the property.

The man has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.