Arrest made following Foxton shooting that left man fighting for life in hospital

A 46-year-old man has been arrested after a person was shot in Foxton yesterday morning, causing schools to go into voluntary lockdown.

Armed police stand guard in Foxton during manhunt Source: 1 NEWS

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The Horowhenua town has been the scene of a manhunt following today’s shooting on Main St. Source: 1 NEWS

During the incident yesterday a man sustained critical injuries and was taken to hospital after the incident on Main St. 

A manhunt was launched, and police said in a statement this afternoon a man had been arrested.

Earlier today police found a gun they believed was used in the shooting.

During the incident, several schools and businesses went into lockdown, and witnesses on social media said a man was seen carrying a shotgun in the area.