BREAKING NEWS
Police speak to driver of car thought to be racing car in crash that killed 4 people ... Read more
Close

Loud bangs thought to be shots

Last updated 10:12 06/03/2014

Relevant offers

Porirua

Porirua teenager says age doesn't define ability to be a good parent Registration time: who pays the most dollars for dogs? Heavy rain for the Wellington region Porirua council staff start installing an unwanted cycleway in Aotea Name suppression for man charged with Porirua sex offences against 65-year-old Door-to-door operation launched in hunt for sex attacker Police say 65-year-old woman subjected to 'prolonged sexual assault' in her Porirua home Punching 'normal' in Porirua: proud transgender teen challenges mayor 1200 school lunches in under an hour: Porirua community pitches in to help hungry kids Tawa town centre to get $1 million upgrade ahead of Karori

Loud bangs thought to be gun shots, then swearing, then silence was heard at a Porirua address cordoned off by armed police this morning.

Police have now confirmed the incident - at 5.14am in Westmeath St, Cannons Creek - appeared to be a firearms incident.

''Residents reported hearing several loud bangs. An initial investigation indicates that a number of shots were fired at an address in the street,''a statement from police said.

A neighbour, who asked not to be named, said he heard ''three to four gun shots'', followed by a man swearing, then silence.

Afterwards, he saw a patched gang member at the scene.

About a dozen police, some armed, attended the scene but he saw no ambulance.

Police have taken two men away from the scene, however, it is not clear if they have been arrested or charged.

The cordon remained up around one property and associated vehicles at 7.20am but most police had been stood down.

Police were earlier seen removing child car seats from a vehicle.

Police said an investigation was underway and people with information were asked to call 04 238 1420. Information would be treated as confidential.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers
Opinion poll

How many coffees do you have a day?

5 or even more

3-4

2

1

Anything from 1-5.

Don't touch the stuff.

Vote Result

Related story: Coffee as we know it at risk of dying

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content