Police have launched a homicide inquiry after a man died from gunshot wound injuries in Palmerston North.

Emergency services were called to the Coromandel Court address in Roslyn, Palmerston North just before 7.30pm on Saturday night to reports of a man having been shot.

Detective Sergeant Dave Wilson said the man was taken to hospital where he died a short time later from his injuries.

“Police have maintained a scene guard at the property overnight, and will complete a scene examination with assistance from staff at ESR,” Wilson said.

Wilson said officers would remain in the area today to “piece together exactly what has occurred”.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the Coromandel Court and Featherston Street areas in Roslyn, or who has CCTV or dashcam footage from last evening to call 105 or make a report online.