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Source: New Zealand Police

One person has died following a serious firearms incident at a property in Mangakakahi, Rotorua around 7.50pm this evening.

Emergency services attended after a report of a shooting and confirmed one person had died at the scene.

A short time later a person sought by Police in relation to the incident was located at a nearby address and taken into custody.

Police are not seeking anyone else in relation to this incident.

Scene guards are currently in place and Police thank residents for their cooperation while emergency services attend the incident.

Further updates will be provided when possible.

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Issued by Police Media Centre 

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