Police are stepping up patrols in Napier after shots were fired and man was taken to hospital with moderate injuries.
The increase comes after police were called to a Taradale Rd address following a report of a firearm being discharged and hitting a house, about 8.30pm on Thursday.
A spokeswoman said police also received a report about 1am Friday that a man who had been travelling in a vehicle on Taradale Rd around the same time had presented to the Hawke's Bay Hospital with moderate injuries.
"Initial inquiries suggest these occurrences are linked to the same incident, which is believed to have involved parties in two vehicles," she said.
"Police are working to establish what exactly has occurred and who was involved.
"Police know incidents of this nature are concerning to the community and patrols have been increased in the area while police investigate."
Earlier this week a man sustained non-life-threatening injuries to his leg following reports of gunfire near Geddis Ave in Maraenui.
On Monday, a police spokesperson said police responded to reports of gunshots in the area shortly after 4pm.
The spokesperson said officers located the man being treated for his injury at the local medical centre.
Police have a presence in the area and are working to establish how the man came to be injured.
Anyone who witnessed anything regarding the Taradale Rd incident, or who has information to share is urged to call police on 105.
You can also get in touch anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.