Armed police have raided a South Island gang headquarters today in connection with the death of a man at Christchurch Hospital.
Police launched a homicide investigation earlier today.
Detective Senior Sergeant Joel Syme said police were notified of a man taken to Christchurch Hospital this morning with critical injuries. He later died.
The Herald has learned that armed police raided the South Island headquarters of the Mongols gang this evening.
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Investigators were searching the property in connection with the homicide investigation.
Earlier, a number of officers were outside Christchurch Hospital's emergency department on Riccarton Ave.
They were overseeing a white Mercedes car with no licence plates which was later towed from the area.
Anyone with information that may assist police is asked to contact 105, quoting file number 210101/6148.
Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
More information will be issued when it becomes available.