West Auckland shooting: Injured bystander released from hospital

A person who was seriously injured during the west Auckland shooting has been discharged from hospital.

Police have confirmed the bystander, who has name suppression, was released by Tuesday morning. 

The person was seriously injured when he was hit by a car during the shooting in Massey on Friday.

Police had attempted to pull over a vehicle of interest in a "routine traffic stop" when it crashed on Reynella Drive.

A man got out with a long-barrelled firearm and fired multiple shots at two officers, killing Constable Matthew Hunt and injuring another officer.

As the offender and an accomplice attempted to flee the scene in a second vehicle, they struck the member of the public. 

The man earlier told Stuff he was packing his car for a trip to Rotorua when he was hit from behind.

He said the boot hit his head, and he suffered multiple back and rib fractures as a result. He also has seven stitches to his head.

The other officer involved in the shooting also sustained serious injuries to this leg and Waitematā District Commander Superintendent Naila Hassan confirmed they had been discharged from hospital.

"That officer is doing well. He was discharged yesterday afternoon, he's at home with his family and I will go and visit him again today," Hassan told The AM Show on Monday.

"But by all accounts, you can imagine there are really mixed feelings there. He has survived and for that, he is very grateful to have his life, but he has also lost someone he was sitting beside in the patrol car."

Two people have been charged with the incident.

A 24-year-old man accused of murdering Hunt appeared before the Waitakere District Court on Saturday morning via an audio-visual link. Several charges are laid against him, including murder, attempted murder and dangerous driving causing injury.

Police also charged a woman on Saturday morning, who is alleged to be an accessory to the murder of Hunt. She appeared in Waitakere District Court on Monday morning.