A man who died in the Hutt Valley suburb of Wainuiomata suffered a fatal gunshot wound, police have confirmed.
Paul Te Hiko, 40, died at an address in the Hutt Valley suburb on Wednesday night.
A homicide investigation has now been launched after post mortem results indicated he died from a gunshot wound.
A house on Jack Vaughan Grove in Wainuiomata remains cordoned off as a scene investigation continues.
Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Sears said he wanted to hear from anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity in Wainuimata on Wednesday.