Whenuapai shooting: Man in hospital

11:28 am on 14 January 2019

A man who was shot in the back in north-west Auckland is in critical condition.

A St Johns ambulance on the scene of fires in the Hawkes Bay. 14 February 2017.

(file photo) Photo: RNZ / Cole Eastham-Farrelly

Police said a man had gunshot wounds to the lower back and buttock area after an incident about 4.30am on Brigham Creek Road.

The 33-year-old was taken to Auckland Hospital, and police said his condition was critical.

Brigham Creek Road was partly closed between State Highway 16 and Joseph McDonald Drive, but has since reopened.

Detective Senior Sergeant Marcia Murray said initial enquiries suggested the man was shot outside a property on Brigham Creek Road.

She said the police were still trying to find whoever was responsible.

A scene examination is underway and police have asked anyone with information relating the incident to call Waitematā Police.