Two people have appeared in Napier District Court after shots were allegedly fired in Awatoto, Napier.

Haami Te Hore, 31, and Alexandra Timu, 22, appeared in front of Judge Chris Sygrove on Wednesday morning, charged with illegal possession of a firearm, specifically a shotgun, a 22 and a .270.

Both were remanded on bail without entering a plea, and will reappear on November 12 in the Napier District Court.

A spokesperson for police said they responded to reports of gunfire from an informant about 8.50pm on Tuesday.

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"The informant witnessed a person allegedly discharging two rounds from what appeared to be a rifle near Awatoto before leaving the scene in a vehicle with a passenger.

"Police managed to locate the offender on Kennedy Rd a short while later and upon inspection located three firearms in the vehicle.

"Two people were taken into custody without any incident."