Two people are dead and three others injured following a spat of shootings in South Auckland - police are keeping an open mind as to whether they are connected.

Three men were shot at a property on Marion Ave in Mt Roskill and police are seeking information about an SUV seen fleeing the scene around 7.45am.

One of the men was critically injured at the Mt Roskill house and police are asking any witnesses to come forward.

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Three men busted into the property around 7.42am where three men and two women were asleep - they were awakened by the commotion.

A confrontation broke out between the six men and a number of shots were fired, police were unsure how many at this stage.

The attack left the three occupants of the home injured and they had been transported to hospital.

"We are speaking with a number of witnesses and the three victims are being spoken to as available," Detective Inspector Lloyd Schmid said.

"We are appealing for sightings of a dark coloured SUV, described as either a Toyota Prada or either a Toyota Highlander speeding away from the scene.

It was too early to say whether the incident was gang-related, Schmid said.

The incident follows two murder investigations launched after deaths at separate South Auckland homes yesterday.

Police officers blocking off Marion Avenue in Mt Roskill, Auckland. Photo / Stewart Sowman-Lund
Police officers blocking off Marion Avenue in Mt Roskill, Auckland. Photo / Stewart Sowman-Lund

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on Trimdon St, near Manurewa, just after midnight on Friday and found a man dead.

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A 46-year-old man has been arrested and charged with injuring with intent to injure in relation to the death.

He is due to appear in Manukau District Court today.

Otara shooting

In a separate incident, a man was killed and another injured in a shooting overnight in Otara.

About 11.45pm shots were fired on Bairds Rd, in Otara. When police got to the scene, they found a man had been critically injured.

They attempted to save the man but he died at the scene.

A second person was moderately injured and taken to Middlemore Hospital.

Police have launched a murder investigation.

Shooting in Mt Roskill

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to come forward and call them on 105.

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

A police spokesperson said they're conducting a scene examination and a cordon is in place.

"We would like to reassure the public that we are committed to ensuring the safety of the community and bring those responsible to justice."

Investigators across the incident in Mt Roskill and Otara were working closely alongside each other and Schmid had an open mind as to whether the two incidents were connected.