Armed police searching houses after disorder incident in Lower Hutt

Armed police are searching houses following a disorder incident in the Lower Hutt this afternoon.

The incident, located in the George Street area, in Stokes Valley, was reported at around 3.45pm.

Police are currently looking to locate the individuals involved.

Armed police are in attendance with police as a precaution.

Cordons are in place and members of the public have been asked to avoid the area while police investigate the circumstances around the incident.

A member of the Official Stokes Valley Community Noticeboard Facebook group commented on a post saying those involved in the incident were wearing gang patches, while another member said they heard gunshots.

Police would not confirm to 1 NEWS if the incident was gang-related.

No injuries have been reported at this stage.

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Nearby residents have reported they heard shots being fired and saw people wearing gang patches. Source: 1 NEWS