Shots fired in West Auckland, hours after incident happened at same location

Shots fired in West Auckland, hours after incident happened at same location

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Police continued to investigate a firearms incident at a Massey address on Monday, but, overnight Police responded to a further incident at a Keegan Drive address where firearms were discharged at around 2 am. Earlier this afternoon another incident took place regarding concern for a person’s wellbeing.

A number of shots were fired at parked vehicles near the address.

Police enquiries so far have indicated that around eight shots were fired.

Armed Police responded to the address and searched the property, no people were located at the address at the time.

Police were not aware of anyone being injured as a result of this incident.

A scene examination was being conducted today at the Keegan Drive address, as well as an area canvas in Massey.

Two people located at the address yesterday afternoon by Armed Offenders Squad members were taken into custody at the time and were spoken to by Police.

One person was arrested on an unrelated matter.

Police further said that their enquiries into both of the incidents remain ongoing at this point in time and they cannot rule out the possibility of further arrests or charged being laid.

Families living nearby are concerned, including the wider community and Policer can assure that these incidents are being taken seriously; there was a number of enquiries that were underway today.

Police presence was heightened throughout the day as they are taking the past incidents very seriously.

Earlier this afternoon, four West Auckland schools were put under lockdown just after 2 pm where Police responded to an incident involving concern for a person’s wellbeing.

Schools named Kelston Boys' High School, Kelston Girls' College, Kelston Intermediate and St Leonards Road School, were placed into lockdown as a precaution.

Police urge anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity before or after 2 am in the Massey area to come forward.

Anyone with information that may assist our enquiries can contact Waitematā Crime Squad on (09) 839 0697 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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