There will be a large police presence in parts of South Auckland today after a man was killed in an apparent shooting in Ōtara overnight.
Emergency services were called to Bairds Road just before midnight, after receving a report of a firearm being used in the area.
A man was found with critical injuries and he died at the scene.
A second person had moderate injuries and was taken to Middlemore Hospital.
A homicide investigation has been launched and a scene guard remains in place.