Auckland shooting: Shots fired into innocent Māngere familys home

An innocent family was lucky to escape serious injuries or death after shots were fired at their Māngere home overnight.

Police were called at 11.35pm last night after multiple reports of gunshots being heard at a house in Yates Rd – and a vehicle leaving the area at speed.

“There were a number of children inside the house, who were extremely fortunate not to be seriously injured or killed by the gunshots.

“Police believe this incident was gang-related and that the offenders have targeted the wrong address – that of an innocent family with absolutely no gang connections.”

Police said they were treating the incident “extremely seriously”.

Māngere has been the scene of gang conflict for months.

Several people allegedly linked to the Rebels Motorcycle Club appeared in court yesterday and were granted bail.

They were charged with offences including arson and methamphetamine supply after police launched Operation Ryleigh in July to investigate alleged firebombings.

Some gang conflict in South Auckland this year has involved the relatively new Rebels arrivals and the more established King Cobras.

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