Two men charged over Mt Albert shooting and burglary

Two people have been charged in relation to a shooting and burglary in Mt Albert.
Two people have been charged in relation to a shooting and burglary in Mt Albert. Photo credit: File

Two people have been charged over two incidents in Mt Albert that police believe to be linked.

At about 6:20am on Thursday, June 21, possible gunshots were heard on Carrington Rd. A 37-year-old man was taken to Auckland Hospital with gunshot wounds that same morning.

On the night of Friday, June 22 a group of people entered a property on Carrington Rd, armed with weapons, and took several items.

Police had reason to believe the two incidents were linked and began an investigation.

On June 25, a 36-year-old man was arrested and charged in relation to the aggravated burglary, as well as a number of other unrelated incidents. He was remanded in custody and will appear in Auckland District Court on July 16.

On Monday a 47-year-old man was charged in relation to the shooting. He was charged with commission of a crime with a firearm and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. He appeared in court the same day.

Detective Senior Sergeant Glenn Baldwin says police appreciate that Mt Albert residents have been concerned by the crimes, and thanks them for their assistance and support during the investigation.

"We hope these arrests offer some comfort and reassurance to the community.

"We'd like to remind anyone who is aware of any unlawful activity to contact us as soon as possible. Gang and organised crime activity will not be tolerated in our community, and when we all work together we have a much better opportunity to hold those responsible to account."

Enquiries in relation to the investigation are ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact their local police station or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.