Teen boy shot in face in Waikato firearms incident

Police are seeking information after a teenage boy was shot in the face in Waikato on Friday.

The incident occurred around 11:30pm on Sullivan Rd, Horsham Downs.

"A 17-year-old male, who was a passenger in a vehicle at the time, received a gunshot wound to the face. He was transported to Waikato Hospital and is in a stable condition," a police spokesperson says.

"Police are currently working to understand the circumstances of the incident and would like to speak to anyone who may have information about what occurred."

If you have any information about those involved, please phone Hamilton Police on (07) 858 6200 and mention Operation Duckbill.

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