Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Homicide in Luanda Drive

Homicide in Luanda Drive


At 11.08am yesterday Police were called to an address in Luanda Drive, Ranui following reports of a shooting.

Police attended and the body of a 23 year-old man was found lying on a shared driveway. Ambulance staff confirmed that the man was deceased.

Around the same time, a 20 year-old man arrived at Waitakere Hospital with serious wounds to his head and neck area. He was taken to the hospital in a 4 wheel-drive vehicle by two people.

The 4 wheel-drive then left the hospital and was stopped by Police on Triangle Road. At this stage two people are assisting with enquiries and a number of people are being spoken to by Police.

"We're trying to piece together exactly what has taken place and why. The enquiry is in the very early stages and we have a number of people we need to speak to. We're not able to speculate on any possible reasons for the shooting just yet" says Detective Inspector Bruce Scott, Waitemata Police.

The vehicle that was stopped on Triangle Road has been seized by Police for forensic examination.

A full scene examination is underway in Luanda Drive. Police can confirm that a firearm was located near the body of the deceased man this morning. His name will not be released until he is formally identified, which is expected to take place tomorrow.

The injured 20 year-old man was transferred to Auckland City Hospital and is undergoing surgery. His condition is believed to be serious.

Neighbours and people who were in the area at the time will be spoken to by Police over the next few days, however Police would like to hear from anyone with information that may also assist the enquiry. Anyone with information is asked to contact Henderson Police on 09 839 0600, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

Werewolf: The Defence Pretence

Last year, the world began spending more money on weapons again, for the first time since 2011... New Zealand belongs to a region – Asia and Oceania – where military spending rose sharply in 2015, by 5.4 per cent. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Not Crying Foul, Argentina

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly and/or intentionally discharged toxic waste into the Lujan river. Bummer... More>>

ALSO:

Urban & Rural: $303m To Merge And Modernise New Zealand’s Fire Services

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced funding of $303 million over five years to combine urban and rural fire services into one organisation from mid-2017. More>>

ALSO:

High Trust Regime: What Did The PM Tell His Lawyer About Foreign Trusts?

The Government stopped the IRD from reviewing New Zealand foreign trusts shortly after the Prime Minister’s lawyer wrote to the Revenue Minister claiming John Key had promised him the regime would not be changed. More>>

ALSO:

Road Crime: Wicked Campers Vans Classified As Objectionable

The definition of publication includes any "thing that has printed or impressed upon it, or otherwise shown upon it, 1 or more (or a combination of 1 or more) images, representations, signs, statements, or words", The Classification Office has previously classified such 'things' as billboards, t-shirts, and even a drink can. This is the first time the Classification Office has classified a vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

'When New' Repairs: Landmark EQC Settlement

The Earthquake Commission has cut a deal with 98 Canterbury homeowners that affirms the government entity's responsibility to repair earthquake-damaged property to a 'when new' state, as well as covering repairs for undamaged parts of a property and clarifying its position on cash settlement calculations. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Kiwirail’s Latest Stint In The Dogbox

The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a 2014 assessment) of the options facing the company have enabled Kiwirail to be hung out to dry once again as a liability and burden on the taxpayer. More>>

ALSO:

Royal Society Report: Good Opportunities To Act Now On Climate Change

There are many actions New Zealand can and should take now to reduce the threat of climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy, a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand finds... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news