Hunt for gunmen steps up
Two armed offenders - possibly gang members - who are responsible for shooting a man on Tuesday night remain on the loose.
John Glozier, also known as David John Blaikie, 51, suffered serious injuries in the shooting on Hayr Rd, Three Kings, about 10pm.
He underwent surgery on Wednesday at Auckland City Hospital and was in a stable condition and recovering in a ward.
Police are now searching for the men who shot him.
Detective Sergeant Marcia Murray, of Auckland City CIB, said Glozier's 1996 silver BMW saloon, registration number BZL461, is still missing.
Police would like to hear from anyone who has seen the car since about 10pm on Wednesday.
"We've been told there were two offenders, possibly Maori or Polynesian in their 20s or 30s, who were obviously prepared to use the firearm they had with them," she said.
"It's possible this incident was gang related and that the victim was deliberately targeted although we are not aware of any connections between Wednesday night's shooting and other incidents involving firearms in the city recently."
Glozier, who comes from a prominent boxing family, has been a long-time official, trainer and boxing matchmaker. He is also the New Zealand supervisor for the World Boxing Organisation.
Glozier has had several run-ins with the law and in 2001 was found guilty at a trial for conspiring to import cocaine with a street value in excess of $800,000.
The boxing promoter, who was sentenced under the name Blaikie, appealed the five-year sentence. The appeal was dismissed.
At the time, he was already serving a jail term of two years and 10 months for possession of methamphetamine for supply.