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Stabbing in central Auckland

Police forensic teams investigate the crime scene on Pitt St, Auckland. Photo / Michael Craig
Police forensic teams investigate the crime scene on Pitt St, Auckland. Photo / Michael Craig

A man is in hospital with stab wounds after a street fight broke out in central Auckland this morning.

Police said two groups of males got into a fight about 7.15am near the intersection of Pitt Street and Hopetoun Streets. It is understood the altercation took place outside Beijing Club.

During the fight, a shotgun was presented but not fired and a male was stabbed with a knife, police said.

A 23-year old male was admitted to Auckland Hospital with a number of serious stab wounds to his body.

He is in a stable condition and will be undergoing surgery today.

Two males aged 18 and 22 are assisting police with inquiries and both weapons used in the fight have been recovered.

Anyone who witnessed the incident are being asked to contact Detective Sergeant Mark Franich of the Auckland CIB on 0274 367 561.

- nzherald.co.nz

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