Block of flats targeted
An early morning drive-by shooting in Tokoroa has left one grandfather fearful for what might happen next.
Police confirmed that the shooting happened at 2.30 on Monday morning with no injuries reported.
A block of flats on the intersection of Benella and Billah St was the target.
A Tokoroa grandfather who was left shaken after the shooting, told South Waikato News that he made his grandchildren lie on the floor when the shots rang out.
The man, who did not want to be named, said his family including his grandchildren were woken when the shots were fired.
‘‘ It was pretty quick. Boom, boom, boom . . . yeah it woke us up.’’
The man said the shooting had given him a ‘‘wake-up call.’’
‘‘A little person could have been killed for somebody else’s bull**** . . . All I know is I’m going to get my kids out of here.’’
Police said it was too early to ‘‘speculate’’ on the motive behind the early morning attack.
They said a small number of projectiles from a firearm entered two of the flats causing minor damage.
Detective Senior Sergeant Graham Perks said: ‘‘Fortunately the occupants of the flats were asleep at the time and no- one was injured.’’
Police are particularly interested in an orange coloured vehicle that was seen on Billah St at the time of the incident. The vehicle involved is believed to have travelled along Benella St where at least one shot was fired, before it turned right on to Billah St and discharged further shots before leaving the area.
Anyone with information can contact Tokoroa Police on 07 885 0100; or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.