Two men are have been taken into custody by police
investigating the death of a 25-year-old man in Lower Hutt
The body was discovered at the Jackson St flats in Petone
after gunshots were heard about 10.30pm.
Police and ambulance staff attempted to resuscitate the man
but their attempts were unsuccessful.
The man's family were being contacted by police today.
An 18-year-old man is in custody and has been charged with
unlawful possession of a firearm and burglary.
A 43-year-old man, who is in hospital with serious knife
wounds, is also in custody and once cleared by medical staff
will be interviewed by police.
He called emergency services after the incident.
Police were conducting a scene examination at the Jackson St
property this morning and will be bringing specialist ESR
forensic equipment from Auckland today to map the scene.
Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Thornton said police want to
speak to anyone who saw or heard anything in the area around
late last night.
"We are also interested in hearing from anyone that saw a red
1994 Nissan Lucino, registration GKU810, which has travelled
from the Hutt Valley to Newlands.
"Police have recovered the vehicle and one of the tyres is
down to the rim so it is likely people would have seen it
sparking on the road."
Anyone with information should contact Hutt Valley police on
(04) 560 2600, Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111, or
talk to officers making inquiries in the Jackson St area.