Police have launched a homicide investigation after a man was found dead at a Wikitoria Road property in Whanganui.
Emergency services were called to the address at 6.46pm.
"The man in his 50s was found deceased and a second man in his 50s received serious injuries and was transported to Whanganui Hospital. He is now in a stable condition," says Detective Inspector Ross McKay.
"Police and ESR are carrying out a scene examination today."
Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact Police. Information can be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Homicide investigation launched following Whanganui death