Houses shot at, cars smashed as gang tensions boil over in south Auckland

A damaged car at the corner of Capstick and Ivon Rds, after the home was apparently shot at.

Several houses were shot at and cars smashed as gang tensions boiled over in Ōtara on Friday night.

Armed police were standing guard outside multiple houses across the south Auckland suburb.

At the corner of Capstick​ and Ivon​ Rds, several vehicles had been smashed up and the home there had apparently been shot at multiple times.

It is understood the home is a base for the Tribesmen gang.

A witness said they heard several pops “like a firecracker” and the smashing of cars about 5pm.

As night fell, shortly before 9pm, armed police were still stationed about 5 minutes away at the corner of Bairds​ and Otara​ Rds, where a similar shooting is understood to have happened.

A police spokeswoman confirmed at 8.30pm no one had been injured.

Several roads in the area were closed while Counties Manukau​ police made inquiries.

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