Man shot in the cheek in South Auckland

8:32 am on 24 December 2016

A 20-year-old man is in a critical condition after being shot in the cheek in Mangere early this morning.

Police said it was believed the man was shot at a park on Windrush Close about 4.30am.

He was taken to Middlemore Hospital with serious facial injuries, police said, and they would be investigating.