A man is now in a stable condition in hospital after being shot in the leg in South Auckland.

Police were called to a nightclub on Cavendish Dr in Manukau at 2.30am after someone called them about a fight there.

The caller also mentioned a gun.

Officers went to the nightclub and found the injured man inside.

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He was taken to Middlemore Hospital by St John Ambulance in what police described at the time as a serious condition.

A police spokeswoman says inquiries into what happened are ongoing.