31 Mar 2017

Christchurch man shot in groin

1:09 pm on 31 March 2017

A 49-year-old man is undergoing surgery after being shot in the groin at a house in the Christchurch suburb of Hornby last night.

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Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

A 32-year-old man accused of shooting him is due to appear in the Christchurch District Court today, charged with discharging a firearm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The victim's injuries have been described as non-life threatening.

"We would again like to advise that this is an isolated incident and can assure the public that there is no ongoing risk," said police.