Security guard shot with air gun in drive-by attack

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

A security guard was shot from a car with an air gun in what police say was a "callous and unprovoked attack" in Lower Hutt last night.

Police said the guard was patrolling the Rata Street Primary School in Naenae when a silver four-door car pulled up about 9pm.

He was then shot in the hand with an air gun.

The 22-year-old guard was awaiting surgery in Hutt Hospital to remove the pallet from his hand.

Detective Grant Carroll said the incident was a "callous and unprovoked attack".

Police are seeking help from the public to identify the silver car.

- APNZ

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