Tongan nightclub in Auckland back to normal after man shot outside

Activities at the Vava’u Lahi Nightclub in Manukau are back on schedule after a man was seriously injured after a shooting in the parking lot.

Police were called to reports of fighting and a person with a firearm at the nightclub in the early hours of this morning, a statement released by Police to Kaniva and other media this morning said.

When they attended the address on Cavendish Drive at around 2.30am Police found a man who had been shot in the leg.

The man was transported to hospital in a serious condition and Police inquiries into the incident are ongoing.

Finau Valevale, the Tongan owner of the nightclub, told Kaniva News Police closed the bar and told revellers to leave.

He said he was aware of the man’s injury when he fell inside the nightclub.

Valevale said the injured man was outside when the shooting happened.

He said the bar is normally closed at 3am every Sunday morning.

Valevale said this evening it is now open to the public on its normal karaoke singing schedule at 7pm.

Anyone who may have information that could help the investigation is asked to call Manukau Police on 09 261 1300, Police said.

Information can also be shared anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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