Police enquiries into a shooting in Tauranga last night have established that the incident was clearly a targeted attack.
A 43-year-old man was shot in the head through a glass door at a house in Meander Drive in Welcome Bay at about 9pm on Monday.
Police are investigating the shooting of a man in his home in Meander Drive in Welcome Bay.
The man was taken to Tauranga Hospital with shotgun pellet injuries to his head where he was treated and later discharged.
Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner says the significant concern is that some of the pellets landed in and around the bed of a young child, who normally lives at the address, but was fortunately away at the time.
"It is clear from speaking to the victim, examining the scene and talking to residents that this was a concerted effort to cause serious injury.
"He was considerably fortunate to come away with relatively minor injuries and it is only by sheer luck that a young child wasn’t also hurt in the process.
"What the local community also signalled during today’s enquiries is that they do not want this kind of thing happening on their doorstep and we have had good co-operation.
“We are following a number of avenues which should help us to ascertain the motive of the attack and identify the offender."
The man lives in the house with his daughter who attends Selwyn Ridge Primary School.
Police want to speak to anyone who may have been in the southern end of Meander Drive or the surrounding alleys and streets between 8pm and 9pm last night.
Anyone with information relevant to this investigation is asked to contact Tauranga Police on 07 5774300.
Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.