Police are investigating after a man was found at an Auckland CBD church with a gunshot wound this morning.

Police received a report of a person with a gunshot injury at 7.30am.

The incident is understood to have taken place near St Patrick's Cathedral in Wyndham St.

'It's like what you see in a movie'

A local business owner told the Herald that the church caretaker said a person had been found with a gunshot wound outside the church.


She said she did not believe there had been a shooting at the site.

"Somebody was shot and then he was left at the back of the church."

The woman said she did not hear any gunshots this morning, but that she had seen police in the area from about 7am.

"It's scary. It's like what you see in a movie."

A man was found in a vehicle and was taken to hospital in a moderate condition, police confirmed.

"Police are currently at the scene making inquiries into this incident."

St John said three ambulance teams, including a rapid response unit, responded.

A patient was taken to Auckland City Hospital in a moderate condition, a spokesperson said.