A man is fighting for his life after an apparent shooting at a bar in South Auckland early today.
Police were called to Republic Bar, in Westfield Mall, Manukau, about 1.40am amid reports of a shooting.
They found a 31-year-old man with what appeared to be a gunshot wound, according to witnesses.
St John said one patient was treated and taken to Middlemore Hospital in a critical condition. Four ambulances attended.
More than 100 people crowded outside the bar shortly after, most of them quite young and many "drunk and rowdy, a lot of aggression", one person said.
Police dispersed the crowd.
Police would conduct a scene examination today and a guard remained at the scene.
A spokesman for Republic Bar said they were not answering questions related to the incident at this stage.
This morning's shooting adds to five months of gun-related violence in South Auckland. Eight shootings have left three people dead and five with critical injuries.