The hospitalisation of a stabbing victim in west Auckland on Friday morning is linked to a eight-person brawl that saw a street in the CBD cordoned off, police suspect.
Police are currently investigating the brawl, which involved two groups of four people in Vincent St and occurred at around 5:15am.
"A male was located with a serious leg injury at the scene and was transported to hospital," said Detective Senior Sergeant Kathy Bostock.
"As a result of enquiries made today, police now believe that another male, who presented at Waitakere Hospital this morning with a stab wound injury, is linked to this incident at Vincent Street.
"Both injured males are expected to make a full recovery."
Police say the investigation is still in its early stages and they are still in the process of making enquiries to establish the circumstances.
Det Snr Sgt Bostock says it's too soon to say whether or not the incident is gang-related.
Anyone with information about the incident, or the identities of those involved, has been urged to contact Auckland City Police on (09) 302 6557 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
It comes after photos supplied to Newshub by local Campbell Clarkson showed a taxi in the middle of the street with its doors flung open and blood splattered on the road beneath.
Clarkson said he had been heading to the gym from his Pitt St apartment when he saw "a lot of blood on the ground".
"We could see a taxi pulled over in the middle of the street and there was a lot of blood on the ground, and on top of the roof as well," he told Newshub.
"Later, when we got home, the whole street was cordoned off and they had red cones to show where the blood had been… there was a lot of blood."
Clarkson said detectives had been outside taking photos of the scene.
"I saw it had been [reported] there were moderate injuries, but the amount of blood versus moderate injuries - it's questionable for me. It will be interesting to see exactly what's happened."
A worker at Vincent Mini Mart, a nearby convenience store, said there was still a lot of blood on the street when he started his shift at 6am.