Person seriously injured after possible firearms incident in Manurewa

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NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Tue, 4 Jan 2022, 4:27PM

Person seriously injured after possible firearms incident in Manurewa

Author
NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Tue, 4 Jan 2022, 4:27PM

A person is in hospital with serious injuries after reports of a firearms incident at a South Auckland park this afternoon. 

Police were called to Leabank Park on Claymore St in Manurewa around 3.10pm. 

Multiple people were present at the park, police said, and they received a report that shots may have been fired. 

A person was found seriously injured, and they were transported by ambulance to Middlemore Hospital. 

Police remain at the park and enquiries are underway to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident, a spokesperson said. 

A St John ambulance and rapid response unit responded to the incident at 3.09pm, a spokesperson told the Herald. 

One patient was treated for serious injuries and taken to hospital. 

A staff member at a nearby business said he saw three police cars speeding past within the last hour. 

It comes three days after Joseph Tauiti, 21, died in Middlemore Hospital from critical injuries, sparking a homicide investigation. 

An altercation between two groups of people broke out in the velodrome carpark in Manukau on New Year's Day.