Several injured in firearms incident after youths turned away from Tokoroa party

Two young men remain in Waikato Hospital after several people were injured in a firearms incident in the Waikato town of Tokoroa early Sunday.

Police say they received several reports of loud bangs at an address in Charles Street in the town about 1.25am on Sunday.

Initial enquiries indicate a man fired a weapon toward a group of partygoers on the road, police said in a statement tonight.

Two young men remain in Waikato Hospital today with shrapnel wounds and several other people also sustained minor to moderate injuries, police said.

Detective Sergeant Mihi Owen said it appears a group of youths were turned away from the party shortly before the incident.

The group made threats and threw bottles toward the partygoers.

They left the scene in a blue Mazda RX8 and a dark grey vehicle, possibly a Jeep.

Anyone with information about the incident is being urged to get in touch with Tokoroa Police on (07) 885 0100.

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

Source: 1 NEWS