Armed police are standing guard outside the Harley Davidson story in Mt Wellington after a man was shot. - Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook
A man has been taken to hospital in a critical condition following a shooting at Mount Wellington Highway in Auckland.
Police were called about 1.50pm to a report of a person being shot at a commercial site.
Armed police are now standing guard outside the Harley-Davidson motorbike shop.
The injured man is undergoing surgery at Auckland Hospital.
Police said initial inquiries suggest a person has fled the area immediately after the incident.
Police said the person who fled was known to them and they were following strong lead to locate and apprehend him.
Police have also seized CCTV footage of the incident. Clothes with blood on them are being placed in evidence bags, and exhibit numbers are being set out.
Cordons are in place around the immediate area and police are advising people to avoid the area.
Harley Davidson chief executive Ray Pratt said he heard gunfire which he thought was outside the building.
He said the store was in lockdown and being treated as the site of crime scene.