Police say the shooting of a man in Hamilton last night was a "targeted attack".
The incident occurred on Derby Street at approximately 10:25pm yesterday, leaving a 35-year-old man in Waikato Hospital with moderate but not life-threatening injuries.
The man is in a stable condition in a high dependency unit.
Hamilton City Area Commander Inspector Freda Grace said a group was involved in the attack.
"Investigations so far have established a group of offenders arrived at Derby Street and approached a house they believed belonged to the target of their attack and knocked on the door," she said.
"A man who lived at the address opened the door and an altercation occurred. He was uninjured but understandably shaken by the event.
"Following this, the group of offenders went to the house next door. A number of shots were fired and the 35-year-old man they were targeting was hit inside his address.
"The group have then fled the scene in vehicles."
Police are continuing a scene investigation today but it is not yet known whether the incident involves members of organised crime groups.
Inspector Grace says there is nothing to suggest the shooting is connected to a number of serious incidents involving people being harmed across Waikato in recent months.
Police are keen to talk to anyone who was in the area around 10:25pm yesterday who may have witnessed anything suspicious or have information of interest to the investigation.
People can contact Hamilton Police on 07 858 6200 or call Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.