Shooting reported in Swanson, West Auckland: Armed police seen arresting woman

Police are investigating reports a gun was fired this afternoon in Swanson, West Auckland.

A car was pulled over, and armed police arrested a woman in a Suzuki Swift this evening, a photographer at the scene said.

A local grocery store shopkeeper said there were many police in the area near the junction of Bahari Drive and Swanson Rd.

Police were told a firearm was discharged in the area.

“There are no reported injuries,” a spokeswoman said.

“Police, with the assistance of Eagle helicopter, are making inquiries in the area to determine further what has occurred.”

Shortly before 6pm, a cordon was put up on Swanson Rd about halfway between Swanson and Ranui.

A member of the public said on Facebook armed police were in the area and had told her not to enter part of Swanson Rd due to a shooting nearby.

A staff member at a nearby vape shop near Afton Place said police were parked up outside.

Police investigating the incident were also seen several blocks to the west, near the train station.

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