Police are searching for an alleged gunman after a person who had been shot arrived at a marae near Te Araroa, Gisborne overnight seeking help.
The person received moderate injuries, according to a police spokesperson.
The shooting victim showed up at Awatere Marae on Te Araroa Rd around 3.15am.
Ambulances and the Eastland Rescue Helicopter were dispatched to the scene.
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Authorities said the shooting took place near the marae.
"Police have spoken with the victim and are making inquiries to locate the alleged offender," the spokesperson said.