Houses shot at in Auckland’s Onehunga, Māngere East

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A house has been shot at in Auckland’s Onehunga, while there was also a second gunfire incident in Māngere East overnight.

Photo: RNZ / Finn Blackwell

Officers were called to reports of gunfire on Haddon Street in Māngere at about 11pm.

There is a large police presence at the scene this morning, and a number of bullet holes can be seen in the window of the house.

A nearby resident said the shooting had come out of the blue and was worrying, especially for those with children.

“It’s a worry what’s happening in the community,” he said.

Police say no injuries have been reported, and anyone with information should get in contact.

House in Haddon St in Māngere East hit by gunfire

Police at the scene in Māngere this morning. Photo: RNZ / Finn Blackwell

It was the second shooting at an Auckland property overnight, with another house shot at in Onehunga earlier in the evening.

Officers were called to an an address on Ahuwhenua Crescent after receiving reports of gunshots about 10.30pm.

“Thankfully, no injuries have been reported in relation to this matter,” Detective Senior Sergeant Martin Friend of the Auckland City crime squad said.

The suspected offenders had left the area before officers arrived on the scene.

However, police were following leads “which includes reviewing a significant amount of available CCTV footage in and around the area”.

An RNZ reporter at the scene could see an apple sized hole in the garage door of one of the apartments.

Garage door hit by bullet in Onehunga

The apartment that was shot at. Photo: RNZ / Finn Blackwell

Neighbour Dani was visiting her sister at the time of the incident.

“There was a massive bang like a massive shot. At first we thought it was just like metal or something like that but once we came outside the neighbours came up and said there were men with rifles who had shot through the garage of next door,” she said.

Her sister had lived at her house for two years and nothing similar had happened before.

Another resident said it was usually a very quiet area.

There would be more officers in the area during the day, Friend said.

There are also reports of a second incident involving gunshots occurred in Haddon St in Māngere East shortly after 11pm.

An RNZ reporter at the scene said stickers on the windows show where the gunshots had hit the house.

Police have not commented on this incident so far on Thursday.

Police said they wanted to speak to anyone in the area or who had information.

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