Man dies after being shot – Central West

Investigations are underway after a man was fatally shot in the state’s Central West this morning.

Emergency services were called to a home on Gisborne Street, Wellington, following reports of a shots fired about 3.20am (Monday 2 August 2021).

Officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District attended the scene and found a man, aged 68, inside the house with a gunshot wound to his leg.

The man was transported to Orange Base Hospital where he later died.

A crime scene was established and forensically examined by specialist police.

Detectives from Orana Mid-Western Police District – with the assistance from State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad – have established Strike Force Clavert to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

As investigations continue, police are urging anyone that may assist Strike Force Clavert detectives to contact Dubbo Police Station 02 6883 1599 or Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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