Matthew Backhouse

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Woman leaves hospital after Porirua police shooting

Kapiti-Mana District Commander Inspector Paul Basham during a press conference at Penguin Grove, Porirua, where a man was shot by police. Photo / Mark Mitchell
Kapiti-Mana District Commander Inspector Paul Basham during a press conference at Penguin Grove, Porirua, where a man was shot by police. Photo / Mark Mitchell

A second woman has been discharged from hospital following an incident in Porirua in which a man was shot and tasered by police.

The 49-year-old woman was found with cuts to her arms outside the house in Waitangirua on Thursday and was taken to Wellington Hospital.

She underwent surgery last week and was discharged on Saturday, a hospital spokesman said.

The 39-year-old injured woman was discharged on Thursday night, as was the man who was shot by police.

The 47-year-old accused man was shot in his shoulder and tasered by two officers after they forced their way into home on Penguin Grove about 5.30am and found him allegedly attacking his pregnant partner.

He appeared in Porirua District Court on Friday facing several charges.

- APNZ

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