New Zealand shooting: Dad shot by gunman outside primary school

A man has been injured after a gunman opened fire outside a New Zealand primary school this morning, sparking panic.New Zealand police are investigating after a gunman shot at and injured a man who was dropping a child off at a primary school this morning.Officers were called out at 9.30am after a vehicle was shot at on Greenlane Rd near Taupiri school, north of Ngaruawahia, the NZ Herald reports.Police believe the shooter and victim are known to each other and that this was an isolated incident. Officers who attended were armed as a precaution.Taupiri School was sent into lockdown but that has now been lifted. A representative would not comment when contacted by the Herald.Waikato West Area Commander Inspector Will Loughrin says there was no immediate risk to the children.“Police are currently investigating an incident that occurred yesterday which we believe is connected to what happened this morning. We have subsequently executed a search warrant in relation to this. This investigation remains ongoing,” Insp Loughrin said.Waikato district mayor Allan Sanson told Stuff he believed when a man was dropping off his child near Taupiri School, another man started firing a number of shots at the car.“The guy in the car after being fired at duly sped off and went straight [to] the Ngaruawahia Police station and reported the incident and sought medical attention,” he said.“Apparently he wasn’t directly hit by the shots, but he had abrasions that they imagine came from the shattering of the glass.”He told Stuff the man is still on the run and it’s not gang-related “in any way or form”.The shots were fired from the street and in view of members of the public, Insp Loughrin said.Police are appealing to public for information and anyone who may have witnessed the incident.This article originally appeared in the NZ Herald and has been reproduced with permissionOriginally published as Man dropping child off at school injured after crazed gunman opens fire