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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Statement to be attributed to Inspector Daniel Meade:

At about 4.30am this morning Police were called to reports of a firearms incident in Saintly Lane in Avondale.

Upon arrival, a man was located with a gunshot injury.

He was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

Saintly Lane remains cordoned off while Police seek to locate a person of interest in relation to the incident.

Anyone who resides in Saintly Lane is asked to remain in their homes until the cordons are lifted.

Further updates will be provided when available.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre

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