Police have tonight arrested a 25 year-old man after an Oamaru man was shot on Sunday.

A 26-year-old man from Oamaru was shot in the leg and less than two hours later a shot was fired at a house while two people were inside it. Fairfax reported a man and a child were in the house but were unharmed.

Canterbury police said they arrested a man about 9.45pm this evening at a residential address in Orari, near Winchester in Canterbury.

He is likely to face a charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and will appear in the Timaru District Court tomorrow.

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Police said investigations were ongoing and they were not ruling out further charges.