November 30, 2023

Police searching for yellow Audi TT involved in drive-by shooting

Police are asking the public if they've seen a yellow Audi TT over the weekend in Ngāmotu/New Plymouth.

Taranaki Police are appealing for information on a two-door yellow Audi TT, following a drive-by shooting at the weekend.

Detective Senior Sergeant (Acting) Drew Bennett says Police believe at least two shots were fired at a house and a parked vehicle in the driveway on Penrod Drive.

Bennett says the shooting appears to have happened at about 4:30am early Sunday morning.

Nobody was injured despite people being home at the time.

“Early enquiries by Police have established that we don’t believe this to be a random incident nor do we believe this is gang related,” he said in a statement.

Bennett says Police are making good progress, but are appealing to the public for sightings of the yellow Audi between 2:30am and 4:00am in the New Plymouth, Bell Block, and Waitara areas.

“We are also asking for any residents in the Bell Block area around Penrod Drive, Wills Road and Mangati Road who have heard or seen the shooting and, importantly, anyone with private CCTV to contact Police urgently.”

Anyone with video footage or information about the shooting is asked to contact Police, by calling 105 and quoting file number 230319/1164.

Information can be given anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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