An investigation is underway after a man was wounded in a public place shooting in the state’s Hunter Region overnight.
About 10.45pm (Tuesday 9 March 2021), emergency services were called to a property on Golden Whistler Avenue, Aberglasslyn, following reports of a shot fired.
Police have been told a 34-year-old man was outside the home when he became involved in an altercation with three males and was shot in the abdomen.
The males were seen fleeing the scene in a white Mitsubishi Magna which was later located on fire in Railway Parade, Telarah.
The injured man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics and taken to Maitland Hospital before being airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition.
Officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Inquiries are continuing.
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.