Hanmer Springs gunman still on the loose

  • 25/09/2017
The offender pistol-whipped a man.
The offender pistol-whipped a man. Photo credit: Getty

A masked gunman is still on the run in Canterbury nearly a week after a terrifying kidnapping in Hanmer Springs.

A gunman ambushed a man and his family at their home in the small north Canterbury town in what police believe is a case of mistaken identity.

The offender pistol-whipped the man, leaving his face bloodied, before making him tie up members of his family. He then forced the victim to drive a silver SUV parked at the home with a pistol pointed at his neck.

The ordeal ended when the man jumped out of the moving car and fled gunfire.