Arrest warrants have been issued for a gang member identified as the 'person of interest' in a shooting at a luxury hotel in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour last week.
The Armed Offenders Squad was called to the Sofitel on the waterfront just after 9am last Thursday, following reports a firearm had been discharged. No one was injured in the incident.
It later emerged the shooting was related to a flurry of violence between members of the Head Hunters and Mongols gangs.
Police investigating the incident say patched Head Hunters member Hone Reihana, 27, is now wanted in relation to firearms and other offences, and "numerous" warrants have been issued for his arrest.
Following the release of an image of Reihana on Friday morning, police have now issued a second photo that shows his face more clearly to help the public identify him.
"[The mugshot] is an older photo, with the second taken recently," Detective Inspector John Sutton said. "The second photo is of limited quality but we hope it will assist the public in recognising him."
Det Insp Sutton says Reihana is dangerous and should not be approached. He also warns anyone considering assisting him that they may be liable for prosecution should they do so.
"He is known to have connections across Auckland ,and anyone that sights him should call police on 111 immediately.
"Anyone with further information that may assist our enquiries is asked to contact 09 477 5221 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
Police say since the incident last Thursday, a team of detectives from across Auckland have "worked tirelessly to identify those responsible".
Following last week's shooting, police said they had tracked down three people for questioning. One was located at the hotel and another two were located at a property in Ōrākei.
Ōrākei Marae was placed into lockdown in response, with stretches of Tamaki Dr and Kitemoana St blocked off to motorists and pedestrians.