Homicide investigation launched after man dies in Mt Albert, Auckland, another person in 'serious condition'

The incident occurred in Auckland suburb of Mount Albert.
The incident occurred in Auckland suburb of Mount Albert. Photo credit: Getty Images

A homicide investigation has been launched after the death of a man in Mount Albert, Auckland, on Monday afternoon.

Another person has been transported to hospital in a "serious condition", though their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. 

Detective Senior Sergeant Lisa Anderson, Auckland City CIB, said police were called to a disorder incident on He Ana Way around 1:15pm.

"Upon arrival, two people were located with injuries ranging from serious to critical," she said. 

"Sadly, despite efforts from emergency services, a male died at the scene."

Det Snr Sgt Anderson said police are now making enquiries to understand what occurred.

“Police will have a visible presence in Mount Albert this afternoon, and likely tomorrow, as our investigation progresses.

“While at this stage, no arrests have been made, we do not believe there is a wider risk to the public in relation to this incident.”

John Tubberty, the Regional Director - Central and East Auckland for Kāinga Ora, confirmed to Newshub that the incident had occured on one of their properties. 

"We're carrying out welfare checks with our customers and we’ll be talking with others living in the immediate area to provide any support needed," he said.

A police spokesperson said it's understood the two people were known to each other.

Det Snr Sgt Anderson said that support is being provided to those who were at the scene. 

Hato Hone St John told Newshub it responded to the incident with two ambulances and four rapid response vehicles.

Police are encouraging anyone in the area who witnessed anything to contact them as soon as possible. 

Information can be provided via the police's 105 phone service or online at https://www.police.govt.nz/use-105, using Update My Report.

People are asked to reference file number 240226/2541.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.