A 20-year-old man has been shot in the cheek in an early morning shooting in the south Auckland suburb of Mangere.
Police say the man is in a critical condition at Middlemore Hospital with serious facial injuries.
Gunshots were heard just before 4:30am coming from the Windrush Cl property.
Police are making enquiries into the incident and conducting a scene examination on Saturday morning.
They have asked that anyone with information on the shooting contact Counties Manukau Police on (09) 261 1300 or anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.