Point England homicide investigation: Man dies in hospital after firearm, disorder reports at Taurima Reserve

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A homicide investigation is underway in Point England following a man’s death this afternoon. Photo / Hayden Woodward

A man died when he took himself to hospital after being shot at an Auckland reserve this afternoon.

Police were called to Taurima Reserve in Pt England about 2.40pm following several reports of disorder and sounds of gunshots.

A critically injured man took himself to Auckland Hospital with gunshot wounds but later died.

Auckland police have launched a homicide investigation after the incident.

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Police investigate the scene of a disorder event resulting in the death of at least one person at the Taurima Reserve. Photo / Hayden Woodward
Police investigate the scene of a disorder event resulting in the death of at least one person at the Taurima Reserve. Photo / Hayden Woodward

Police said they believe those involved are known to each other.

“We would like to reassure people that this was an isolated incident, with no ongoing risk believed to be posed to the wider public,” they said in a statement.

“The Point England community will notice a greater police presence while investigations continue.”

Earlier, Detective Senior Sergeant Steve Salton said inquiries were ongoing to determine the circumstances and locate those responsible.

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“Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the immediate area at the time. You can call us via 105. Please reference job number P05557214.

“Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Meanwhile, two people in balaclavas were seen at Auckland Hospital tonight. Police confirmed they received “a report of two people acting suspiciously” and were in attendance.



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