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Police Commissioner gives update on Auckland shooting that left three dead


Police Commissioner Andrew Coster is giving a media conference on the fatal shootings in Auckland.

Three people are dead, including he gunman, after shots were fired at a construction site on lower Queen Street this morning.

Police said at this stage they could confirm an officer had been injured as well as four members of the public.

St John said six patients had been transported to hospital.

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said police had neutralised the threat and there was no national level security risk.

There was no identified political or ideological motive behind the shooting, he said.

It was not being considered an act of terror.

The offender was armed with a pump-action shotgun, and moved through the building site discharging the firearm as he went, Hipkins said.

When he got to the upper levels of the building the man “contained himself in an elevator, shots were fired, and he was located a short time later”, he said.