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Man in critical condition after being shot by police during Papatoetoe standoff

A man is in a critical condition after being shot by police during an incident in South Auckland tonight.

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Police were called to a Auckland property on February 25 reports of a shooting. Source: Breakfast

Police were called to the Avis Street property in Papatoetoe following reports of a gun being fired through a window of a neighbouring house around 5.50pm. Nobody was injured as a result of that shooting. 

The police armed offenders squad and Eagle helicopter were brought in and cordens were put in place to surround the street. 

Just before 8.30pm, a man appeared from the house carrying a gun and was shot by police, authorities said. 

He was taken to hospital in a critical condition. 

According to police, a cordon will remain surrounding the property overnight and a scene examination will begin tomorrow. 

A critical incident investigation into the shooting is now underway and the Independent Police Conduct Authority will be notified, police said.