Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Souped-up' car wanted in relation to driveby shooting

ODT stuff

Sat, 3 Oct 2009

A "souped-up" Subaru is being sought in relation to an alleged driveby shooting in Otara on Wednesday night.

A 23-year-old male is still in a critical condition in Middlemore Hospital after being shot in the stomach while walking along O'Connor St about 8pm on Wednesday.

Counties Manukau police communications spokesperson Ana-Mari Gates-Bowey said a silver Subaru, "souped up with tinted windows and mag wheels" is wanted in connection to the shooting.

It was believed the car drove towards the Flatbush area after the man was shot. She said police were waiting for the victim to recover from major surgery on his stomach to get more information on the incident.

Police were still investigating the shooting and did not have a description of the offender, and had not arrested or charged anyone in relation to the shooting Detective Senior Sergeant Pete Jones said police were keen to speak with more witnesses and with anyone who had information on the attack.

"We know that there are more people out there who know what's happened and we are keen for them to speak to us.

"Anyone who saw the car in the Otara area between 7.30 and 8pm on Wednesday night is asked to contact police.