24 Sep 2023

Police end crime scene investigations over Ōtara and Māangere shootings

10:39 am on 24 September 2023
Auckland, New Zealand - December 24, 2020: Close up of a New Zealand police officer's uniform and badge

Photo: 123RF

The police have completed scene examinations at two homes in South Auckland that were shot at last week.

Shots were fired at the properties in Ōtara and Māngere on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, but no-one was injured.

The police were yet to establish whether the two incidents were linked.

Alf Filipaina is being recognised for his services to the New Zealand Police and the community.

Auckland City councillor Alf Filipaina. Photo: Auckland Council

Manukau ward councillor Alf Filipaina said the feedback from community leaders was that they did not believe gang tensions would escalate to the point they did about a year ago.

"Within Ōtara, for example, they don't feel as if the tensions are rising there. For them, it [is just] an outbreak of incidents."

Filipaina wants to see more police officers on the ground, and more youth workers with local knowledge.

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