CCTV images released as shooting investigation continues – Hunter region

Strike force detectives have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to as inquiries continue into the shooting of another man in the state’s Hunter Region early last year.

About 10.45pm on Tuesday 9 March 2021, emergency services were called to a property on Golden Whistler Avenue at Aberglasslyn, following reports a man had been shot in the abdomen.

Police were told the injured man – aged 34 – was assaulted by two men, before being shot in the stomach by a third.

The injured man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being airlifted to hospital. He has since been released.

Detectives attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District established Strike Force Pedvin to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Investigators have since charged two men – aged 26 and 34 – in relation to the shooting; both men remain before the courts.

As inquiries continue, police have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to as part of ongoing investigations.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 175cm to 180cm tall, of medium build, with short dark cropped hair and distinctive tattoos on his neck, left arm, left leg and right hand.

He was wearing a black t-shirt with printed logo on the front, green shorts, joggers and sunglasses.

Anyone who may recognise this man, or who may have additional information which could assist strike force detectives, is urged to contact Raymond Terrace Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about Strike Force Pedvin is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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