Police officers are at the scene of a shooting in Lower Hutt to piece together what happened.
Armed police were called to a Hanson St house in Stokes Valley just before midnight. Police said early on Sunday morning the shooting was gang-related.
A 39-year old man was wounded, and is in hospital with moderate injuries.
Calls reporting more suspected gunshots came in, but they turned out to be fireworks.
Residents in the area can expect a large police presence for the rest of today as they investigate.
Anyone with information is urged to call police on (04) 560 2600 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.