Fatal shooting at Newcastle

A man has died following a fatal shooting at Newcastle today.

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 is yet to be formally identified.

An investigation has been launched by detectives from Newcastle City Police District into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Anyone with information which may be able to assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

No further information is available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident 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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