Two people are in hospital with serious injuries following a report of a gun being fired in Palmerston North overnight.
Police are investigating the incident after emergency services were called to a Pembroke St address in the suburb of Highbury shortly after midnight.
In a statement, police said a man sustained serious injuries and remains in Palmerston North Hospital. A woman sustained serious facial injuries and has been transported to Wellington Hospital.
Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.
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Anyone with information can call police on 105, quoting 211024/0052, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.