24 Oct 2023

Advocates call for action after rise in gun violence in Auckland

From Morning Report, 7:23 am on 24 October 2023

The day a construction site worker gunned down two people in Auckland's city centre the police responded to a dozen other callouts across the region that resulted in firearms charges.

It was just three months ago, July 20th, and one of the callouts was to an armed robbery of a van transporting cash - police say that's still under investigation.

Central city advocates say the snapshot paints a picture of escalating gun violence and are urging the incoming National-led government to put more frontline police on the beat.

Amy Williams has the story.