A witness has described hearing a man and a woman screaming and gunfire ringing out during a fatal shooting on a suburban Auckland street.
Two people are dead and police have taken one man into custody after the fatal shooting in West Auckland on Friday afternoon.
Police said two bodies were found when they arrived at a property in Glendene about 3pm. The Herald understands the victims are known to each other.
Residents on Barrys Rd described the incident, telling the Herald they heard gunfire, and a man and a woman screaming.
The Eagle helicopter was circling overhead and armed police were in the area, witnesses said.
A resident told the Herald she initially heard several loud bangs.
"There were a bunch of gunshots before a screaming man and woman," she said.
"There's a helicopter hovering above and all the roads are blocked."
She said there were several police officers, armed with rifles, and at least two ambulances on the street which had been blocked off by police tape at both ends.
Arrest in nearby suburb
As the incident unfolded, heavily armed police detained several people in nearby Te Atatū Peninsula, a Herald journalist at the scene reported.
Police later said a man was taken into custody and was being spoken to by officers.
The man was detained by the armed offenders squad just after 4.30pm near the Holy Family Catholic Church on Taikata Rd in Te Atatū Peninsula.
Video showed the man lying on the ground, surrounded by armed officers and police dogs.
There were about seven armed officers on the street and the police Eagle helicopter was hovering almost directly above the area.
During the search for the shooter, armed police also stopped a man in a car and told him to exit the vehicle.
A video by a Herald reporter shows the man, wearing a red t-shirt, being instructed to kneel on the road with his hands behind his head.
Once officers had detained the man, they moved to open his car boot with weapons drawn. A Herald reporter at the scene said it didn't appear officers found much in the vehicle, except for some jerseys and shopping bags.
The man appeared to be calm during the incident and didn't resist police.
Later the man in the red shirt had his handcuffs removed and talked with police before he left the scene in his blue car.
When approached the Herald, he chose not to comment and drove away with another woman in the car.
Police said a homicide investigation was now under way - including a scene examination at the Barrys Rd address in Glendene.
Cordons will remain in place and locals would see an increased police presence in the area.
"Police understand this was an alarming incident for local residents and we would like to reassure the community that at this stage, we are not seeking anyone else," police said.
Witnesses have also been urged to contact police.
Auckland Transport said bus route 162 was being detoured due to the police event and told commuters to expect delays.