9 Dec 2011

Man suffers bullet wounds

8:02 pm on 9 December 2011

Police in Paraparaumu say a man suffered a bullet wound to his hand following a fight outside the Paraparaumu Fire Station in the early hours Friday morning.

Detective Sergeant Ian Martin says two local men got into a fight with security guards in a bar at about 1am but the altercation was ended peacefully after the victim in this case intervened.

Mr Martin says, later, the victim and two associates were outside the fire station when a vehicle pulled up.

It is alleged the man driving the vehicle - one of those involved in the earlier fight - got out of the car and presented a firearm at the victim.

Mr Martin says there was a tussle and the driver returned to the car and drove off.

When the victim chased the car down the street, he says, he was allegedly shot at by a passenger in the car and received a superficial hand wound.