Homicide investigation underway after man found dead at property near Tauranga

A homicide investigation has been launched after a man was found dead at a property near Tauranga last night.

Armed policeman stands outside Omanawa property where man was found dead. Source: 1 NEWS

The man was found at an address on McLaren Falls Road at Omanawa.

Police were called to the property at about 10pm on Monday after a report of a person being injured.

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A man died at the property near Tauranga late at night on January 25. Source: 1 NEWS

Police said the man was dead when they arrived.

Caitlin Houghton, who lives nearby, told 1 NEWS she heard a gunshot just before 10pm, but didn’t think much of it as residents often hunt in the area.

She says it’s “weird” how many incidents have happened in the area, including a double-homicide last year and an explosion.

One person is helping police with their investigations, which are continuing.