Firearms incidents in Auckland

Attributable to Acting Inspector Terry Lee:

Tāmaki Makaurau Police have responded to five reported shooting incidents in the region this evening.

They were in Ōtara, Papatoetoe, Flat Bush, Papakura, and Te Atatū.

The first four incidents happened between around 6:40pm and 7:40pm. The incident in Te Atatū was reported around 9:20pm.

No one has been injured, however there was damage done to several houses.

Work is ongoing to determine exactly what has taken place and any potential links between the incidents themselves.

Police will not tolerate activity which disrupts our communities and puts people at extreme risk.

We want to reassure the community we take firearms crime very seriously and will continue to work to hold offenders to account.

There is no update expected this evening except if there is a significant development.

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