Police are seeking witnesses after a man was shot in Timaru in the early hours of this morning.

Police said the man took himself to Timaru Hospital with a single gunshot wound to his lower body.

The 26-year-old man arrived at the hospital shortly before 2am, with the non-life threatening injury. He has since been discharged.

Police are working to understand the circumstances of this incident.

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Anyone with information should contact Detective Jonts McKerrow on 021 191 2270 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.