A young man has been shot in the stomach outside his South
Auckland home overnight.
The 23-year-old was in a critical condition when he was
rushed to Middlemore Hospital about 11pm.
Detective Inspector Jim Gallagher said the man was standing
at the road outside his East Tamaki home when "he was
confronted by an assailant who discharged a firearm at him".
A black vehicle with a single occupant was reported speeding
away from the scene immediately after witnesses heard the gun
Officers are conducting a scene examination and canvassing
neighbours for information.
Police have appealed for information from anyone in the area,
particularly those who live near 35 Eastland Rd.
Anyone with information should call Counties Manukau Police
on 09 261 1300 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.