Police say it's lucky a child wasn't hurt in a Tauranga shooting which was clearly a targeted attack.
A 43-year-old man received minor injuries to his face after a gunman fired shots through a closed glass door on Meander Drive about 9pm on Monday.
Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner said inquiries suggested it was a concerted effort to cause serious injury.
Some shotgun pellets also landed in and around the bed of a young child who normally lives at the address but was away at the time.
"(The victim) was considerably fortunate to come away with relatively minor injuries and it is only by sheer luck that a young child wasn't also hurt in the process," Det Snr Sgt Turner said.
He said police wanted to speak to anyone who may have been in the southern end of Meander Drive or the surrounding alleys and streets between 8pm and 9pm on Monday.
"What the local community also signalled during today's inquiries is that they do not want this kind of thing happening on their doorstep and we have had good cooperation," Det Snr Sgt Turner said.
"We are following a number of avenues which should help us to ascertain the motive of the attack and identify the offender."He said earlier that the incident wasn't thought to be gang-related.
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