A man who suffered a gunshot wound following a domestic incident in the Hunter region has died in hospital.
About midday (Sunday 12 May 2019), emergency services were called to Bingleburra Road, Bingleburra, following reports two men had been shot.
Police have been told two men – aged 35 and 28 – were involved in an altercation, where the older man sustained a gunshot wound to the chest.
The younger man fled the property and was located nearby, suffering a gunshot wound to the head, which is believed to be self-inflicted.
Both men were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before they were airlifted to John Hunter Hospital, with the younger man in a critical condition and the older man in a serious but stable condition.
Yesterday afternoon (Monday 13 May 2019), the older man died in John Hunter Hospital.
The older man remains in the same hospital in a stable condition.
Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District continue to investigate the incident and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.
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.