Two people are dead and a child critically injured in a serious incident in South Auckland this morning.

A police cordon surrounds a property in Papatoetoe.

Police at the scene in Papatoetoe. Photo / Visual Media Productions
Police at the scene in Papatoetoe. Photo / Visual Media Productions

Police confirmed two bodies - that of a woman and a man - had been discovered today after officers arrived at the home at 9.50am.

"Police attended the address and located the body of a woman inside a bedroom.

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"A child was also located in the room with critical injuries and he has been transported to Starship Hospital," a statement said.

"A further search of the address revealed the body of a man who was located deceased inside the property's garage."

A St John spokeswoman confirmed they received a call from Police at 10.08am.

Two intensive care paramedics were among the St John team sent to the scene and one person was taken to Starship Children's Hospital in a critical condition, she said.

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At the scene early this afternoon, a number of police officers stand guard while others are dressed in white jumpsuits carrying out a scene examination.

A child is in a critical condition in hospital after an incident in Papatoetoe, South Auckland, this morning. Image / Google
A child is in a critical condition in hospital after an incident in Papatoetoe, South Auckland, this morning. Image / Google

The circumstances of the deaths and exactly how the two people died and how the child - a boy - was injured are not yet known.

Police would only call the incident a "tragic event."

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"Police are working to establish the circumstances and piece together what has occurred."

Two people are dead and a child critically injured in a serious incident in South Auckland. Photo / Dean Purcell
Two people are dead and a child critically injured in a serious incident in South Auckland. Photo / Dean Purcell

Officers will remain at the scene today as a scene examination is carried out and police continue to speak to "a number of individuals" in relation to the incident.

Two people are dead and a child critically injured in a serious incident in South Auckland. Photo / Dean Purcell
Two people are dead and a child critically injured in a serious incident in South Auckland. Photo / Dean Purcell

Detective Inspector Colin Higson said authorities are not looking for anyone at this stage and believe the man and woman are known to each other. Their relationship to the child has yet to be explained.

Police are now working to confirm identities and contact next of kin.