A homicide investigation has begun following a fatal stabbing in the Auckland suburb of Mt Albert overnight.
Emergency services were called to the scene on Renton Rd by people associated with the property just after midnight where police believe a man died outside the house.
An associate of the dead man was taken to Auckland Hospital by ambulance and underwent emergency surgery. He is now reported to be in a stable condition.
Police say the man's body is still on the cul-de-sac and covered with a tent.
"The person was deceased on the street after some sort of altercation or fight earlier on in the night," says Detective Senior Sergeant Andrew Fabish, who was one of the first on the scene.
Investigators and ESR scientists are at the scene and talking to witnesses and nearby residents to help their investigation.
The road is currently blocked off and police are guarding the scene.
Anyone with information on the death should contact Avondale CIB on (09) 820 5784, police on 111 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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