Police received a report of a grievous assault from an address of SH30 near Rotoma yesterday at around 2:30pm.

A man entered an address and requested assistance for a gunshot wound to his leg.

He was said to have been status 2 – 3 (serious to moderate injuries) and was airlifted to Rotorua Hospital.

The man was alleged to have been shot at on SH30 near Te Teko. AOS were alerted as precaution following the incident.

A 25-year-old man has been charged with wounds with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. He is due to appear in the Whakatane District Court today.

Enquiries into the circumstances of the incident are ongoing. Anyone that has any information that could assist our enquiries is asked to contact Police on 105 quoting file number 210219/2812.