Police are investigating the shooting of a man in his buttocks and lower back this morning in Whenuapai, in Auckland’s northwest.
It is believed the incident occurred shortly before 4.30am on Brigham Creek Road.
The man was taken to Auckland Hospital with serious injuries.
Part of Brigham Creek Road is currently closed between State Highway 16 through to Joseph McDonald Drive as police conduct a scene examination. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Anyone with information is urged to call Waitemata Police at 09 839 0600 or report anonymously via Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.