A neigbour heard a "large bang" as a man was shot in South Auckland last night.
Police say a man was taken to Middlemore Hospital with gunshot wounds after the shooting, which took place in Manurewa about 10.05pm.
The Armed Offenders Squad searched a property on Mahia Rd last night after police were alerted to the incident.
A neighbour told 1 NEWS he and his family were watching TV when they heard "a large bang, like a big explosion".
"We could see a lot of movements of people going back and forwards to the house," he said.
"We didn't actually see anything but we heard a large bang."
The police investigation continues.