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Woman arrested in Carterton and jailed after shooting in Vogeltown

News from NZ Police
Police have today arrested a 32-year-old woman in relation to the shooting in the Wellington suburb of Vogeltown.

A 41-year-old woman was found with a gunshot injury in Travers Street, Vogeltown around 2:45pm on Sunday. She remains in a stable condition in hospital.

Officers investigating the incident executed two search warrants in Wellington and the Wairarapa this morning.

The 32-year-old was taken into custody at a Carterton property and has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm in relation to the shooting. She appeared in the Masterton District Court earlier today and has been remanded in custody.

Police are continuing to investigate the shooting, and officers would like to speak to anyone who may have seen a distinctive blue early-2000s station wagon in the Wellington city area between 1:30pm and 2:30pm on Sunday. This includes anyone who may have relevant dashcam footage. If you can help, please get in touch via 105 and quote file number 210725/5546.

We also want to thank Travers Street and Vogeltown residents for their assistance and understanding while our staff have conducted enquiries in the area over the past three days.

This was a serious incident which has caused alarm in the community. Police will be maintaining increased patrols in the area, and the investigation team is working harm to ensure those responsible are held to account.

News from NZ Police – 26 July
An investigation is underway after a woman was found with a gunshot injury outside a Travers Street residential property in Vogeltown at about 2.45pm yesterday. The woman remains in a serious condition in hospital. An examination of the scene is ongoing today.

We understand this incident has caused concern for the Vogeltown community and they will notice an increased Police presence in the area as our enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 105 and quote file number 210725/5546.

Armed police in Vogeltown street after injured woman discovered

Report from RNZ
Travers Street resident Theo Kraayvanger, who was was close to the scene as police arrived yesterday, said it had been a scary experience.

“I was just going to a mate’s house at like 3pm… I hop into my car and one of the SUV cop cars pulls up across the road from me. They didn’t make any eye contact with me so I kinda knew they were there for something bigger.”

He didn’t hear any gunshots or loud noises that afternoon.

Kraayvanger said there were roughly 10 police vehicles around the scene and police had continued to maintain a presence around the area. “I’ve never seen anything quite like that before. It was just a bit of a shock really.”

Other residents said they were surprised and shaken by the events and the investigation, especially with the many walking tracks around the area.

Nicole Chi, who works at the Berhampore BP, said police enquired about security tapes this morning.

“It’s quite scary. Even if it’s not in Berhampore – it’s still very close to us because we work here late, and it feels dangerous.”

Chi has been living and working in the area for nine years. She said it was a very quiet area where many people know each other.

Ila Patel, who owns a dairy in Mornington, said her daughter often walked through the park in the area and she had told her to avoid it for the time being.