Statement to be attributed to Detective Inspector Michael Ford:
Christchurch Police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a man in Parklands today.
Police were alerted to a serious incident on Four Elms Place in Parklands just after 8.30am.
A man was reportedly struck by a vehicle which then left the area.
The man died at the scene.
Police have located a black Mazda Premacy vehicle believed to be involved in the incident.
We are still actively seeking the driver however we do not believe he is a threat to the general public.
Police are also speaking to a number of witnesses.
The area remains cordoned off while investigators conduct a scene examination.
Anyone with information that can assist is asked to contact Police on 105 and quote event number P043101518.
Further updates will be made when available.