Two people were taken into custody after the shooting, but no gun was ever found.
Numerous arrest warrants have been issued for 27-year-old Hone Reihana.
The incident was related to a gang rivalry between the Head Hunters and Mongols.
Her father was hospitalised after being shot in the torso.
No arrests have been made at this stage.
Here's what we know.
He was detained during a planned traffic stop near Christchurch.
The Armed Offenders Squad were called to the incident outside the Sofitel Hotel just after 9am.
Police warn he should not be approached.