Police have agreed to a house in Auckland after reports of firing there early this morning.
Two police officers are stationed outside the property at Sandringham Rd, near Mt Albert Rd, which was cordoned with a police emergency tape.
A police spokesman said he had received reports of gunfire.
"When the police arrived, a fence / gate on the property was on fire.
"This has been launched and investigations continue on the cause of the fire," he said.
A nearby resident, who just wanted to be known as Mike, told him Herald he heard about five or six shots.
"I am a little sleepy.
"I heard: at first, I thought it was fireworks. But it was not, they were five to six shots.
"The reason why I say the shots … are random, such as:" Bang, bang bang, bang, bang ".
Because he thought they were shots, he took note of time. It was 4.23 a.m.
The Eagle police helicopter arrived about three minutes later.
"It sounded like three other shots at 4.55," he said.
He said that he was "very clear" were shots.
Shortly after 6:30 a.m., police said no-one was injured in the incident.
Asked if they were looking for a man of arms, the police did not address it; just to say that the incident was "thought to be suspicious."
A reporter from the scene said the officers could also be seen in the back of the house.