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.


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