Police are investigating a shooting in New Plymouth.

An inquiry began after a man, aged 20, arrived at Taranaki Base Hospital this morning with a gunshot wound.

The injured man's silver Ford Mondeo hatchback (registration CGP 879) was stolen during the incident, a police spokesman said.

A residential property in Plympton Street, New Plymouth, is currently cordoned off and police are examining the scene.

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Police are urging anyone with information to call 021 191 4863 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.