Shots fired near Tauranga, police launch homicide investigation

9:04 am on 12 February 2020

A homicide inquiry has been launched following the death of two men at an Omanawa property near Tauranga last night.

Unexplained death in Taita, Lower Hutt early on Sunday 26th January 2020.  A Police cordon and crime scene invetsigation tent were in place Monday 27th January 2020.  Police Emergency tape.

Photo: RNZ / Patrice Allen

Police were called to an Ormsby Lane address about 7.40pm following a report of shots being fired.

District manager for criminal investigations Detective Inspector Mark Loper said upon arrival, two men were found deceased.

"Police are working to understand the full circumstances of what has occurred."

"A scene examination will continue at the property today," he said.

Police are asking for anyone who may have seen any suspicious behaviour in the area, or who knew the men, to get in touch.