Man shot in the leg in Napier

Police have confirmed a man assaulted in Napier on Thursday was shot in the leg (file photo).

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Police have confirmed a man assaulted in Napier on Thursday was shot in the leg (file photo).

Police have confirmed a man taken to hospital in a serious condition in Napier on Thursday was shot in the leg.

Police and St John Ambulance responded to the incident on Nuffield Ave in the suburb of Marewa at about 3.30pm.

A police spokeswoman said staff found a 38-year-old man, who was treated for non life threatening injuries.

In a statement on Friday, police said they were investigating the incident and appealed to members of the public who may have information to call 105.

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