Police have arrested three men after a man was shot in Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt early this morning.
A 24-year-old Stokes Valley man suffered gunshot wounds to his lower arm at approximately 5:50am.
His injuries are non-life threatening and he is being treated in Hutt Hospital.
Three men from Stokes Valley and Naenae, aged 24, 30 and 33, have been arrested for a range of firearms related charges.
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"These arrests are the result of some excellent police work," Detective Senior Sergeant Glenn Barnetta said.
"Our staff responded quickly to reports of gunshots and immediately cordoned off the area.
"Two men, who were in possession of firearms and ammunition, were apprehended shortly after when a vehicle was seen leaving Stokes Valley and stopped by armed police.
Police have recovered a black Nissan Note vehicle, registration JJW414 and would like to hear from anyone who may have seen it in the area.
Anyone with information can contact Hutt Valley Police on (04) 560 2600 or report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.