Man dies after Ōtara shooting

By Radio New Zealand

A man has died after a shooting in the South Auckland suburb of Ōtara this afternoon.

Police were called to Piako Street in Ōtara just before 3pm this afternoon.

They found a man with a gunshot wound when they arrived and he died at the scene.

Police cordons are in place on Piako Street and these are expected to continue for some time while a scene examination takes place.

Acting Detective Inspector Shaun Vickers, Counties Manukau CIB, said officers were working hard to identify those responsible.

“This is a serious and tragic incident and we are doing everything we can to locate anyone involved,” he said.

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