New Zealand / Auckland Region

Police seek man in relation to Auckland shooting

18:13 pm on 24 May 2022

A man is being sought by police in relation to a shooting in the Auckland suburb of Sandringham on 11 March.

Police are seeking Paea Tokotaha in relation to a serious incident in Sandringham. Photo: NZ Police

Paea Tokotaha, 25, is subject to several arrest warrants, including for an historic burglary and possession of a restricted weapon and ammunition.

The shooting, which happened in a Sandringham carpark at about 10.30pm left several people injured.

In a statement, Detective Senior Sergeant Geoff Baber said Tokotaha is known to frequent the Mount Roskill area and has ties to a local gang.

Anyone who sights him is asked to call police on 111 or anyone with information can either contact police on 105 quoting Operation Grizzly can provide information anonymously via Crimestoppers.