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Man shot and injured in Timaru

Police are looking for witnesses after a man was admitted to Timaru Hospital with a gunshot wound to his lower body.

The 26-year-old arrived at the hospital shortly before 2am this morning, police say in a statement.

He has since been discharged.

A police are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Detective Jonts McKerrow on 021 191 2270.

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

A file image of a New Zealand Police vehicle.
A file image of a New Zealand Police vehicle. Source: 1 NEWS