A man has died following a shooting in Auckland this morning, police have confirmed.

Police were initially called to an address on St Johns Road shortly after 6am to reports of shots being heard, followed by people screaming, police said.

A vehicle left the scene before stopping at a second location on Parkfield Terrace, Grafton, where a male died, they said.

Police at the scene on Parkfield Tce, Grafton where a body was discovered. Photo / Dean Purcell
Police at the scene on Parkfield Tce, Grafton where a body was discovered. Photo / Dean Purcell

A body covered by a white sheet could be seen in Grafton this morning.

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A witness told the Herald a police vehicle had blocked off access to Parkfield Terrace, where several police officers were stationed.

Police at the scene on Parkfield Tce, Grafton where a body was discovered. Photo / Dean Purcell
Police at the scene on Parkfield Tce, Grafton where a body was discovered. Photo / Dean Purcell

Just ahead of the cordon, a car could be seen parked to the left side of the street, with the right side back door open.

A section of St Johns Rd - between Dorchester St and Ipswich Place - was also closed off.

A body was found lying in a central Auckland street after firearms incident early Monday morning. Photo / File
A body was found lying in a central Auckland street after firearms incident early Monday morning. Photo / File

Police are speaking with witnesses and working to understand the circumstances of the incident.

Police at the scene on Parkfield Tce, Grafton where a body was discovered. Photo / Dean Purcell
Police at the scene on Parkfield Tce, Grafton where a body was discovered. Photo / Dean Purcell

"While this incident will be unsettling for the community initial indication suggest the parties involved in the incident were known to each other," police said.

Inquiries are ongoing and anyone who has information that may help the investigation was encouraged to call Police on 105.

Police at the scene on Parkfield Tce, Grafton where a body was discovered. Photo / Dean Purcell
Police at the scene on Parkfield Tce, Grafton where a body was discovered. Photo / Dean Purcell

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

Police at the scene of an incident at Parkfield Terrace in Grafton, Auckland. Photo / Visual Media Productions
Police at the scene of an incident at Parkfield Terrace in Grafton, Auckland. Photo / Visual Media Productions
First aid kit located by a police tent on Parkfield Tce where a body is lying. Photo / Dean Purcell
First aid kit located by a police tent on Parkfield Tce where a body is lying. Photo / Dean Purcell