Charges have been laid following an incident involving a firearm on McGrath St this afternoon.

A police spokeswoman said a member of the public alerted police to an incident saying they had heard a "bang" just before 3pm.

Police have confirmed a firearm was presented and the victim received medical treatment in hospital. A HBDHB spokeswoman said he was in a stable condition.

Police can confirm that the injuries received by the victim, were not as a result of a firearm being used as previously reported.

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Three people have been charged with injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

A house on McGrath St has been cordoned off.
A house on McGrath St has been cordoned off.

A house on McGrath St was cordoned off and police say the people involved are in custody.

They say no further information is available at this stage and investigations are ongoing.