Woman dead after being hit by vehicle in south Auckland

Police are at the scene investigating.
Police are at the scene investigating. Photo credit: Newshub.

A person has died and two others are have been injured after a serious assault in south Auckland.

Det Insp Colin Higson, of Counties Manukau, said a person is being spoken to in connection to the incident in Mahunga Dr, Mangere. A homicide investigation has been launched.

Police were called to the scene about 3:40pm on Thursday.

A number of staff were in the area trying to establish what had occurred, Det Insp Higson said.

"We can confirm that a woman has died at the scene after it appears she has been hit by a vehicle.

"Two other people were injured in the incident - a woman has sustained serious injuries and a man has sustained moderate injuries."

Det Insp Higson said the road remained closed while inquiries continued.

"A post-mortem examination will also be carried out tomorrow [Friday].

"We would like to reassure the public that we do not believe there is any ongoing risk to the community."

Newshub.

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