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Glen Eden primary school and learning centre in lockdown after reports of gunfire

BREAKING: New Zealand shooter fires at couple before locking himself in a house in a dramatic standoff with police sending a primary school into lockdown

  • Primary school and early learning childcare centre in Auckland in lockdown
  • Emergency measure comes after reports of a gunshot in the Glen Eden suburb
  • Armed police are in the area and in negotiation with a police following report 

Schools were placed into lockdown as police continue to negotiate with a man who allegedly fired shots at a couple before locking himself in his West Auckland apartment.

Glen Eden Primary School on Glenview Road, nearby Kids Early Learning Centre and Talented Tots Childcare were closed following reports of a shot in the Glen Eden area after 10am.

The Armed Offenders Squad have been fielded in the area and a helicopter deployed as police negotiate with a man who has locked himself in a flat.

Schools have been sent into lockdown as police negotiate with a man who allegedly fired shots at a couple before locking himself in his West Auckland apartment

The Armed Offenders Squad have been fielded in the area and a helicopter deployed as police negotiate with a man who has locked himself in a flat

The Armed Offenders Squad have been fielded in the area and a helicopter deployed as police negotiate with a man who has locked himself in a flat

A man and his partner were allegedly shot at after making too much noise in their flat on Wednesday morning, the sister of the man said

 A man and his partner were allegedly shot at after making too much noise in their flat on Wednesday morning, the sister of the man said

‘From what I am aware he has locked himself in the house and is refusing to come out,’ local resident Richard Ramage told NZ Herald. 

A man and his partner were allegedly shot at after making too much noise in their flat on Wednesday morning, the sister of the man told Stuff. 

As the couple were laughing, the shooter allegedly told the couple to quiet down before he pulled out a shotgun. 

‘Everyone is shaken but no one is hurt,’ the sister said. 

The couple are believed to have not known the man or to have lived near him – a witness said the man had come from the direction of the primary school. 

Glen Eden Primary School and Kids Early Learning Centre has since lifted its lockdown.

Talented Tots Childcare have kept the emergency measure in place as teachers keep students away from the windows.

Part of West Coast Road, between Glendale Road and Swan Hill Drive, remain cordoned off and Auckland Transport has advised drivers to avoid the area.

‘Please avoid this area or allow extra time for diversions,’ Auckland Transport said. 

New Zealand schools have remained on high alert following the mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques on March 15. 

More to come 

As the couple were laughing, the shooter allegedly told the couple to quiet down before he pulled out a shotgun

As the couple were laughing, the shooter allegedly told the couple to quiet down before he pulled out a shotgun 

Glen Eden Primary School (pictured) on Glenview Road and nearby Talented Tots childcare were placed into lockdown following reports of a shot in the Glen Eden area after 10am

Glen Eden Primary School (pictured) on Glenview Road and nearby Talented Tots childcare were placed into lockdown following reports of a shot in the Glen Eden area after 10am

Part of West Coast Road, between Glendale Road and Swan Hill Drive, has been cordoned off and Auckland Transport has advised drivers to avoid the area

Part of West Coast Road, between Glendale Road and Swan Hill Drive, has been cordoned off and Auckland Transport has advised drivers to avoid the area

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