A man is in hospital after being shot in the Auckland suburb of Mt Albert this morning.

Police are looking two vehicles following the incident that occurred at 139 Carrington Road shortly before 9am.

The man suffered a moderate back injury in the altercation that happened near the Unitec Institute of Technology campus.

A Unitec spokesman said no staff or students were involved.

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Police would like to hear from anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the area at the time of the incident.

Police are appealing for sightings of a black Hyundai, registration LBJ2, and a second black hatchback with the registration HWG485, which appear to be linked.

Anyone with information should contact Auckland Central Police on 09 302 6832.

Information can also be shared anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.