Two people have been killed after activating a panic alarm in
South Auckland this afternoon.
Counties Manukau police Detective Inspector Dave Lynch said
the incident occurred around 1.10pm after police were called
to an address in Great South Road in Takanini following the
panic alarm activation.
When police arrived at the scene two people were found dead.
Due to the nature of their injuries a homicide investigation
was now under way, Mr Lynch said.
Great South Road between Taka St and Glenora Rd would remain
closed until further noticed while a scene examination took
"We are in the very early stages of the investigation and
currently have very limited knowledge of what occurred at the
scene," Mr Lynch said.
Police were particularly interested in talking to a male and
a female seen leaving the premises shortly before police
arrived, he said.
"Police need to identify and speak to these two people to
ascertain whether they have any information relating to the
"It would be in their best interests to contact police as
soon as possible."
The victims had yet to be identified. However, police
believed they knew who they were.
No further comment regarding the identity of the victims
would be made until their next of kin had been located and
identified, My Lynch said.
"If anyone has information relating to the case please call
Counties Manukau Police on 09 261 1300. Alternatively
information can be given anonymously to the the organisation
Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."