Man shot dead at supermarket in Auckland

Police at the scene. Photo: RNZ / Veronica Schmidt.

A man has been shot dead by police after entering a West Auckland supermarket and stabbing multiple people, police have confirmed. 

Police say the incident is still unfolding at the Countdown in New Lynn but a man has entered the supermarket and injured four people. 

Police located the man and he has been shot and died at the scene. 

St John says two patients in a critical condition have been taken to Auckland City hospital, one patient in a moderate condition has been taken to Waitakere Hospital and one patient in a moderate condition has been taken to Middlemore Hospital 

Heavily armed police and ambulances are at the scene at LynnMall in New Lynn. 

Roads in the area have been cordoned off. 

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Posted on 04-09-2021 11:15 | By morepork

Who has political immunity? It’s not good enough. How and why does one person who "acted alone" receive official secrecy? It’s time the known "lone wolves" were packed off out of our country. This kind of extremism has never been part of our culture and the Government has no right to impose it on us. Diverse peoples are welcome here, but not if they bring their problems with them. There needs to be more respect for OUR values from immigrant ethnicities and religions and instead of spending millions watching the "bad buggers", maybe we should be doing more to promote understanding of our culture as well as understanding of immigrant cultures.


Posted on 03-09-2021 17:30 | By Lyrch

Will Jacinda now ban knifes over 4 inches long?!