Police are set to reveal more details about a stabbing in Epsom this morning that left two people dead and a third fighting for their life.
The incident happened at a house on The Drive – a major thoroughfare through Epsom.
Police are due to hold a press conference at the scene at 2pm – you can watch it here live.
Neighbour Reva Kaushal was home with her husband and two daughters when the incident began but had heard nothing. She only realised something was happening when police cars began arriving.
In three years living in the area she had never heard any trouble.
“I’m really shocked … and I’m a bit scared.”
Her husband said he saw “an old man with a bandage on his hand”.
Emergency services were called to the property about 11.30am.
Two people died at the scene. Another critically injured patient was transported to hospital.
A fourth person suffered minor injuries.
Detective Inspector Scott Beard is set to reveal more details about the tragedy during a press conference at the scene at 2pm.
“At about 11.30am police were called to reports of a stabbing incident, where multiple people were injured,” Beard said earlier in a statement.
“Upon police arrival, two people were located with critical injuries,” Beard said.
“First aid was immediately provided, however both have sadly died at the scene. A third person found at the property has been taken to hospital with critical injuries.
“Police are making a number of initial enquiries to establish what exactly has taken place.
St John confirmed paramedics treated two people – one in a critical condition and another in a minor condition.
Both people have been taken to Auckland City Hospital.
Epsom MP David Seymour expressed shock and sadness at the news.
“This is shocking and tragic for our community. It is important that the police are able to do their job and the privacy of people connected with the incident is respected,” Seymour said.
“There will no doubt be a lot of questions, and our community will want and deserve to know how and why this happened. In the meantime we need to respect the appropriate processes.
“My thoughts are with those lost and those who have lost in this tragic incident.”
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