One person has died after a shooting at a Rotorua property last night.

Emergency services were called shortly before 8pm and police said the victim had died at the scene.

Police at the scene on Clayton Rd this morning. Photo / Ben Fraser
Police at the scene on Clayton Rd this morning. Photo / Ben Fraser
Police officers patrol the cordon on Clayton Rd. Photo / Ben Fraser
Police officers patrol the cordon on Clayton Rd. Photo / Ben Fraser

Police report they are not seeking anyone else.

Krista Beamsley lives on Alison St and told the Herald she heard what sounded like two gunshots.

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The scene on Clayton Rd. Photo / Ben Fraser
The scene on Clayton Rd. Photo / Ben Fraser

She said police armed with guns and accompanied with dogs had been covering the area and turning cars away from the street.

A woman heading to a friend's on Alison St was stopped at a roadblock manned by a heavily armed policeman.

Armed police accompanied by dogs were swooping through the area, one woman said. Photo / Ben Fraser
Armed police accompanied by dogs were swooping through the area, one woman said. Photo / Ben Fraser

She said she had since heard from people who lived in the area they could hear a fight at a house at a rear section on Alison St.

She said the fighting got so loud and a man was screaming for help that people in the went outside to see if everyone was alright.

One of the people in the area managed to stop the fight.

A short time later, armed police arrived at the house and took one of the men into custody, the woman said.

She said it was understood the man police took away had earlier been involved in an incident on Clayton Rd.

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