Police have named a 25-year-old man who was found shot dead at his flat in the Lower Hutt suburb of Petone.
He was Alonsio Iafeta Matalasi, who was also known as Sio.
His body was found at the property in Jackson Street about 10.30pm on Thursday.
Police say a scene examination of the flat is continuing and other inspections are being carried out at a property in Newlands, and on a vehicle found at that property.
Two men, one aged 43, the other 18, have appeared in court charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and burglary.
They entered no plea and will reappear in court next week.