Armed police are responding to a Far North street after reports of gunshots.
Armed offenders squad (AOS) members have cordoned off a portion of Matauri Bay Rd near Te Tapui Rd, a police spokeswoman said, after first attending just after 5pm this evening.
Police are asking members of the public to avoid the area while they make inquiries.
“AOS is in attendance as a precaution,” the spokeswoman said.
“Police ask members of the public to please avoid the area while inquiries are ongoing.”