Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Glenn Baldwin, Investigations Manager, Auckland City Western Area.
At about 6.20am on Thursday 21 June Police responded to reports of possible gunshots being heard in Carrington Road, Mt Albert.
At approximately the same time, a 37-year-old man was dropped off at Auckland Hospital with gunshot wounds.
Later the following night (Friday 22 June) a group armed with weapons entered an address in Carrington Road and several items of property were taken.
Police had reason to believe these incidents were linked and an investigation was initiated.
On 25 June, Police arrested and charged a 36-year-old man in relation to the aggravated burglary in Carrington Road. He has also been charged in relation to a number of other unrelated matters and has been remanded in custody. He is next due to appear in Auckland District Court on 16 July.
Earlier today, Police charged a 47-year-old man in relation to the shooting, which occurred 11 days earlier. He has been charged with Commission of a crime with a firearm and Wounding with intent to cause GBH and appeared in court today.
Police appreciate this has been a concerning time for the residents in this area and would like to thank the community for their assistance and support in this matter.
“We hope these arrests offer some comfort and reassurance to the community,” said Detective Senior Sergeant Glenn Baldwin, Investigations Manager, Auckland City Western Area.
“We’d like to remind anyone who is aware of any unlawful activity to contact us as soon as possible. Gang and organised crime activity will not be tolerated in our community, and when we all work together we have a much better opportunity to hold those responsible to account,” he said.
If you have any information regarding criminal activity, you can contact your local police station or information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Enquires are continuing in relation to these matters.
Monique Caddy/NZ Police