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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Martin Friend, Auckland City CIB:

Police have made two arrests in the ongoing investigation into the firearms incident on St Lukes Road on Tuesday night.

Detectives arrested the two men, aged 25 and 26, overnight and they are due to appear in the Auckland District Court today.

The men have been jointly charged with wounding with reckless disregard and injuring with reckless disregard.

The 25-year-old man has also been charged with unlawful possession of ammunition.

Police are continuing to make enquires into Tuesday night’s incident and we cannot rule out further arrests or charges being laid as a result.

The victim’s family have been informed of the progress in the investigation and we are continuing to ensure there is support available as they recover from their ordeal.

It is pleasing to see the progress in this investigation so far, and we hope that news of arrests will bring some reassurance to the wider community.

Police reiterate we have no tolerance for this sort of incident that unfolded on Tuesday night.

I would like to acknowledge the public’s response to our appeals this week and we continue to ask those with information to continue contacting Police.

They can call our 105 phone service quoting the file number 230516/7840.

Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.


Jarred Williamson/NZ Police