Woman receives facial injury after airgun shot three times in Devonport carpark

Woman receives facial injury after airgun shot three times in Devonport carpark
Photo credit: Google Earth & Facebook/Devonport Locals.

An Auckland woman has been injured by glass from her windscreen when it shattered after allegedly being shot by an airgun.

Police were called to the scene outside Devonport New World at about 5:15pm on Wednesday where the woman had received facial injuries.

Scene examinations suggest the damage to the woman's windscreen was due to airgun pellets, which also damaged a nearby building's window.

A photo was posted to a Devonport Facebook page claiming to show the airgun pellets on the ground at the scene.

A witness says on the Facebook page that "three shots were fired".

"The first hit a lady walking near my car, then a second seemed extremely close to me and I thought I'd better get out of here.

"I first thought the lady was having a medical issue," the woman said.

"When I realized my car windscreen was hit I realized that it was a fired shot and so rang 111."

Another witness reported that the injured woman "was bleeding badly" from just above her right eyebrow.

Police are still searching for the person who allegedly fired the shots, and ask that people who may have information, should come forward.

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