Please attribute to Detective Inspector John Sutton, Waitematā CIB:
Police have arrested and charged a 34-year-old man with murder following the death of a woman in Henderson last night.
Police were alerted to reports of a firearm being discharged at an address on Newington Road shortly before 9pm.
On arrival, Police located a woman with gunshot-related injuries. Immediate first aid was provided however she sadly died at the scene.
The man is due to appear in the Waitākere District Court today (Wednesday 13 July).
While we are in the very early stages of our investigation, we believe this was an isolated incident and the pair are known to each other.
We want to reassure the community that we do not believe there is a wider risk to the public.
Cordons were in place overnight and a scene examination will continue today in relation to this homicide investigation.
As this matter is now before the Court, Police have no further comment.
Imogen Neale/NZ Police