Two men are dead and a homicide investigation is under way after an incident near Tauranga last night.
Police confirmed the deaths this morning after getting a report of gunshots being fired at a property on Orsmby Lane, Omanawa, about 7.40pm yesterday.
"Upon arrival, two men were found deceased," Detective Inspector Mark Loper said.
The circumstances of the incident are not yet known and police are working to establish what has happened at the property before the deaths.
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At the scene this morning, armed police remain near the property and near Ormsby Lane and neighbouring McLaren Falls Rd.
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A scene examination will continue at the property today.
"Police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area around the time of the incident or anyone with knowledge of those involved to get in touch."
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