Police seek second man after Motueka shooting

  • 21/08/2015
(Ross Wearing / 3 News)
(Ross Wearing / 3 News)

Police are seeking a second man thought to have been in a vehicle with a person who was shot and critically wounded by officers in Motueka yesterday.

It is alleged Ford William Hurinui aimed a gun at officers before he was shot.

The 27-year-old was on the run after breaching the conditions of his parole.

Tasman District Commander Superintendent Karyn Malthus says the situation rapidly unfolded.

"This was a very fluid event, a very fast-past event, from when the police called on a vehicle to stop, the vehicle doesn't stop, the offender presents a firearm at police and then flees."

Mr Hurinui was last night flown to Wellington Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition this morning.

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