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‘Operation Husky’ Mt. Roskill murder – Police release statement

Statement by police relating to the murder which took place last evening 23 December 2021 in Glass Road, Mt. Roskill. The investigation has been named ‘Operation Husky’.

Statement:

A significant police presence remains at the scene of a fatal shooting on Glass Road in Mt Roskill as the homicide investigation continues into the death of a man.

The man, aged 23, died as a result of a gunshot wound injury after two armed offenders are reported to have entered the address shortly before 9.30pm last night.

Four occupants were inside the address at the time.

One of the offenders was armed with a firearm while the second offender was armed with a machete.

An altercation has taken place between the offenders and the occupants inside the address.

It is during this altercation that the victim has been shot.

Two other people at the address, a male in his 30’s and a male in his 50’s, received significant injuries to their arms believed to have been caused by the machete.

Both males remain in hospital in a stable condition.

A fourth person at the address has been uninjured and they are assisting Police with our enquiries.

The offenders have fled the scene and Police are now focused on working to identify them as quickly as possible.

Detective Inspector Scott Beard says Police are not treating this as a random incident.

“We want to reassure the community that this appears to be an isolated incident and a targeted attack by these offenders.

“The investigation is still in its very early stages and we are still working to establish the full circumstances surrounding this attack and our priority is to identify these offenders as soon as we can.”

A scene examination is being carried out today and Police will remain present at the address this evening.

A post-mortem is expected to take place tomorrow.

Neighbours have been spoken to by Police and the investigation team has been carrying out area enquiries to determine if any local residents saw or heard anything that may assist our investigation.

A visible Police presence will remain in the Mt Roskill area over the coming days as Police continue these enquiries.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Police on 105, quoting file number 211224/4140, or ring Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Source:NZ Police

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