A man with a visible gunshot wound was found in Invercargill tonight. the cops say.
It is not clear how serious the man's injuries are, but he is receiving treatment at Southland Hospital.
An armed offenders unit responded and cordons were in place after the incident on Brown St, in Stravern, Invercargill.
Residents should expect a permanent police presence in the area tonight.
Police were called to the incident around 7:40 p.m., police said.
Investigations are ongoing.
Anyone with information about the incident should call the police anonymously at 111 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.