Dashcam appeal after fatal shooting at Newcastle

Police are appealing for dashcam footage as they continue to investigate a fatal shooting at Newcastle yesterday.

About 12.45pm (Thursday 22 July 2021), emergency services were called to a unit on Darby St, Cooks Hill, following reports of shots fired.

Upon arrival, police located a man inside the unit with a gunshot wound to the chest.

He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, however, he died at the scene. He has since been identified as a 40-year-old man.

Detectives from Newcastle City Police District – with assistance from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad – have established Strike Force Hibbard to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

Police have been told two people – a man and a woman – were seen running from the scene shortly after.

As police continue to conduct extensive inquiries, strike force detectives are urging anyone who may have dashcam footage from Darby Street, and nearby Parkway Avenue, Tooke and Brooks Streets to contact Newcastle Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about Strike Force Hibbard 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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