Tauranga homicide inquiry: Screams heard after '30 people' arrive at home

Source: 1News

A homicide investigation has been launched after a man was found dead following a "disorder incident" at a home in Tauranga on Saturday night.

Police outside Tauranga property where man's body found.

Police say they were called to a disorder incident involving a group of people at a property on Maungatapu Road just after 10.30pm, Detective Senior Sergeant John Wilson said in a statement.

The body was found by police after arriving at the scene.

Wilson says police believe those involved in the disorder incident were known to each other.

Armed police are blocking the driveway to the house, and a blue forensic tent can be seen from the road.

A neighbour told 1News about 10 cars had arrived at the property last night and around 30 people piled out.

He said there was a commotion and he could hear someone screaming.

Whānau have gathered outside the house on Sunday morning.

Police say scene examinations will continue at two Maungatapu Road properties on Sunday.

"Residents in the Maungatapu area will notice an increased police presence in the coming days while enquiries are ongoing," Detective Senior Sergeant Wilson said.

"No arrests have been made at this time."