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Man injured in gang shooting in Stokes Valley

Police are continuing to make enquiries after a 39-year-old man was shot in Stokes Valley.

The man received moderate injuries after being shot at an address on Hanson Street shortly before midnight on Saturday, and  remains in hospital.

A short time after the incident, Police received a barrage of calls from the public describing what sounded like further shots being fired in Stokes Valley, but Police in the area believed the noise resulted from the use of fireworks.

Police are maintaining their presence in the Stokes Valley area and advise this incident is gang related.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and has information that could help is urged to contact Hutt Valley Police on (04) 560 2600

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.