Three people have been arrested after shots were fired towards a house in Masterton last night.

The shots were fired from a car towards a house on Grant Cres at 7.30pm, police said.

Police patrolling the area stopped a car on River Rd within minutes of the shots being fired.

Three people were arrested, a firearm and ammunition were recovered.

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Three men are due to appear in the Masterton District Court today facing a number of firearms charges.

Police are not looking for anyone else, Wairarapa area investigations manager Detective Senior Sergeant Barry Bysouth said.

"We were able to resolve this matter quickly and safely due to our staff already being close to where this occurred," Bysouth said.

"Our staff responded quickly and decisively to ensure the ongoing safety of our community."drivfdfds