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Police have launched a homicide investigation after the fatal shooting of a man in the south Auckland suburb of Clover Park last night.
Emergency services were called to Darnell Crescent about 10.30pm yesterday.
The cause of death will be the subject of a post mortem examination but it appears the victim suffered a gunshot wound, police say.
Police are guarding the scene while a scene examination is conducted.
"We are trying to establish the circumstances of what happened and why," Detective Inspector Tofilau Faa Vaaelua said.
"We are appealing to anyone who knows anything about the incident to contact the Counties Manukau Police on (09) 261 1321 or anonymously on Crimestoppers 0800 555 111."
A South Auckland resident says there was a "huge police presence" on a Clover Park street late last night, and armed police guarded the property overnight.
Another resident told the Herald she thought she heard four or six gunshots but said it sounded like fireworks.
"People have fireworks all the time, you don't take notice."