Auckland City Police have started a homicide investigation after being called to the Top Karaoke Bar at 5am today.
A 38 year-old man was shot and killed outside the bar at 149 Symonds St shortly before then.
Police have cordoned the scene off and a part of Symonds St is closed from Newton Rd to the Motorway off-ramp.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible, though two of the four lanes remain open.
Issued by Noreen Hegarty
Auckland City Police Communications Manager
Ph 09 302 6947 or 0274-951-589