Police are investigating an incident in the Auckland suburb of Glen Eden after reports of a shot being fired in the area.
Police said the incident happened just after 10am.
Glen Eden Primary School, Glen Eden Kindergarten, Our Kids Early Learning Centre and Pīwaka Early Learning Centre were all in lockdown as a precautionary measure.
Police said they have now lifted the notice and that schools were no longer in lockdown.
The mother of one of the children who attends one of the schools that was in lockdown, Anna-Marie Turner, said that she saw a family walking from a property surrounded by the police.
"A young chick a guy and their kids walking up and they looked very fearful and they were hugging as if they were glad to be away from there or the situation
"So it must be ... pretty rough."
Police said they have been given the all clear, but a small number of officers are still at the property talking to people.
Police were called to same Glen Eden property yesterday afternoon.
A woman who works at the neighbouring op shop said four youths beat up another young person.
She said the incident ended with two police cars and an ambulance on the property.
Cordons are in place on a section of West Coast Road near Glendale Road.
Witnesses in the area said there's a lot of traffic because of the closure.
They said there are armed police and some police dogs.