Two New Zealand police officers were injured in the Auckland shootings


New Zealand police have confirmed that two officers were seriously injured in an incident west of Auckland.


A series of posts on the company's Twitter account revealed that "police are reporting a serious incident in Massey, West Auckland."

"At 10:30 am, a police unit conducted a routine traffic stop on Renella Drive. Police officers opened fire. Two officers were shot and seriously wounded."

“A member of the public was also hit and injured by a vehicle.

"The offender ran into a vehicle and there was a large number of police looking for the culprit."

Witness Ellen Manila told the New Zealand Herald that she was at home when she heard the gunfire.

A friend on his way home at the time saw an officer moving on the ground as if he were being seized.

New Zealand has enacted new gun control laws to ban the most deadly semiconductor weapons following a mass shooting last year, in which a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques during Friday prayers.

There are cordons and it is suggested to lock schools in the immediate area.

"Members of the police are advised to avoid the Massey area, particularly around Don Buck Road, Road Road, Havelitt Road, and Triangle Road," New Zealand police posted online.

"More information will be released once it becomes available."

Yesterday, New Zealand ratified second gun reforms by suspected white supremacists in the 2019 Christchurch outbreak, which killed 51 victims with semi-automatic weapons.

The toughest gun laws come into force next week.

The most important change is the new gun registry, which requires license holders to update when buying or selling firearms.

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