Police on lookout for Isuzu ute after drive-by shooting on SH5 near Napier

NEW ZEALAND - JULY 05:  As night falls the Armed Offenders squad assess the situation at the road block at Taipo Road in the rural Manuwatu township of Rongotea after an armed 16 year old local man shot one policewoman in the leg as she tried to flee and the another policeman was shot in the stomach and head and later died. Heavy Police presence is in the township.  (Photo by Graeme Brown/Getty Images)

Police are appealing for information after a gun was fired from a moving car on State Highway 5 in Hawke's Bay on Sunday evening.

A firearm was discharged from a vehicle in the small town of Te Pōhue travelling west towards Taupō, police say. The vehicle was stopped by armed police as it entered Taupō, with two people taken into custody.

"No one was injured during the incident but there was damage caused to one other vehicle," said CIB Taupō Area Manager Detective Senior Sergeant Ryan Yardley.

"The firearm used in the incident has not yet been located."

Police say they are seeking sightings of a late-model, dark-coloured, Isuzu ute.

"We are also appealing for information from anyone who witnessed the incident, or anyone who might have information concerning suspicious people or activity in the area leading up to the incident," said Det Snr Sgt Yardley.

"You can contact Police on 105, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting file number 210718/2768."

After the incident on Sunday, a 29-year-old man appeared in Taupō District Court on Monday on a number of firearms-related charges and was remanded in custody.

A 48-year-old female is scheduled to appear in Taupō District Court on Wednesday on a dangerous driving charge related to the incident.