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Man in court over shooting

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Thu, 31 Jul 2008
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A 59-year-old man has been remanded in custody after appearing in Whangarei District Court today charged with wounding with intent to injure and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Maungaturoto builder Alan Joseph Place is accused of shooting a man in the leg last night after a domestic dispute in the town, 64km south of Whangarei.

Police said the armed offenders squad was called to a house in the town at 9.30pm after a man was shot in the lower leg.

He was taken to Whangarei Hospital and had surgery on his leg. He was in a stable condition.

Place is to reappear in Whangarei District Court on August 5.