A man who was shot in the back in north-west Auckland is in critical condition.
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.
BRIGHAM CREEK RD, WHENUAPAI - CLOSED - 6:10AM— Auckland Transport (@AklTransport) January 13, 2019
Due to a police incident a section of Brigham Creek Rd is CLOSED, between the SH16 Roundabout and Joseph McDonald Dr, in Whenuapai. Please allow extra time for an alternative route this morning. ^TP pic.twitter.com/PkWfHF71OY
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.