Tāmaki Makaurau Police responded to five reported shooting incidents in Auckland last evening.
They were in Ōtara, Papatoetoe, Flat Bush, Papakura, and Te Atatū.
The first four incidents happened between around 6:40pm and 7:40pm. The incident in Te Atatū was reported around 9:20pm.
No one has been injured, however there was damage done to several houses.
Work is ongoing to determine exactly what has taken place and any potential links between the incidents themselves.
Police will not tolerate activity which disrupts communities and puts people at extreme risk.
Police want to reassure the community we take firearms crime very seriously and will continue to work to hold offenders to account.
This morning’s update
Police have responded to seven firearms incidents across Tāmaki Makaurau overnight.
They were in Ōtara, Papatoetoe, Flat Bush, Papakura, Te Atatū, Henderson and Mt Albert.
Police are not aware of any injuries at this stage.
Enquiries are ongoing to establish the specific circumstances around what has taken place overnight and any potential links between the incidents.
Police want to reassure the community that we are treating these incidents very seriously and Police staff are on the ground providing reassurance at each location.
It is extremely fortunate that no one has been harmed in these incidents and police know the community will be as disgusted as we are by this callous behaviour.
These offenders have shown blatant disregard for the safety of communities by their indiscriminate and reckless use of firearms in public.
We ask people to call Police immediately on 111 if they hear or see anything concerning in their neighbourhood.
The community’s information is crucial to our ongoing investigations and police encourage anyone who has information that may assist enquiries, to anonymously provide information through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.