27 Dec 2012

Dye-by shootings backfire

10:05 pm on 27 December 2012

Police have arrested a man and two boys for firing shots from a paintball gun at travellers 100km north of Wellington on Thursday.

The police say the trio were driving from Otaki to Levin when they fired the gun at cars travelling in the opposite direction.

Two 14-year-old youths from Levin have been referred to Horowhenua Youth Aid for recklessly discharging an airgun.

The third male, a 20-year-old Levin man and the driver of the car, was charged with being party to recklessly discharging an airgun.