A young man has been arrested and charged by police following an incident which saw another man shot and badly injured on a Christchurch bridge over the weekend.

The 22-year-old was being hunted by police in relation to the shooting on Sunday night and he was taken into custody in Christchurch this afternoon.

He was charged with a number of offences including wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and unlawful possession of a pistol.

The man is understood to have been standing on the bridge in Woolston when he was shot. Photo / Google
The man is understood to have been standing on the bridge in Woolston when he was shot. Photo / Google

The victim, aged 29, was shot once in the shoulder around 8.20pm near the intersection of Radley St and Ferry Rd, where a bridge crosses the Heathcote River.

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It's understood the man was standing on the bridge when he was shot.

Police said this afternoon they were not seeking anyone else in relation to the incident.

The 22-year-old man is due to appear in the Christchurch District Court tomorrow.