Two people have been taken into custody near an address on Māngere's Henwood Rd - following a firearms-related incident earlier today.
A police spokesperson said shots were fired at a property on Don Buck Rd in Massey, West Auckland just before 2pm today.
A vehicle was seen leaving the property then pulling into the Henwood Rd address, where police had located a firearm.
An illegal firearm, understood to be an AK-47 style assault rifle, had been thrown from the car and was found by police when they arrived at the Henwood Rd address, Stuff reported.
Two people were located nearby and taken into custody.
"[They] are assisting us with our enquiries and charges will be laid," the spokesperson said.
Around 4.45pm, officers had begun leaving the area with their cordons lifted a short time later.
Earlier today armed police were seen surrounding a house in Counties Manukau.
Up to 16 squad cars, several AOS units and a police dog handler were gathered in Māngere, where officers had guns pointed at a home in Henwood Rd.
Officers were heard over a loudspeaker saying: "Your house is surrounded, come out with your hands up."
A person at the scene told the Herald officers holding shields in front of them had also been seen approaching the address and retreating several times.
The Eagle helicopter has also been circling from above.
A Henwood Rd resident said he was unable to get home with his road blocked off at both ends.
"I've got my wife down there and my young daughter down there and ... I can't go see that they're okay," he said.
"My daughter can hear the helicopter going overhead, she doesn't know what happened. She can see out the windows, police walking around. Obviously, my daughter is very frightened."
Ahea Langi, who also lived in the area, said armed cops had swarmed a house at the end of Allen St, near Henwood Rd.
She said she had just made it home from picking her god-daughter up from preschool before the cops fully blocked off her street.
"George St, Allen St, and between John St is all blocked off by the cops and they all have guns," she said.
"I was nervous because [my god-daughter] was crying because she was scared ... because the helicopter was going around and around too."
The police spokesperson said a scene examination at the Don Buck Rd address would continue overnight.
"Police want to reassure the local community and reiterate that at this early stage Police do not believe this was a random incident."