Police are appealing for public assistance after a man was shot in the state’s north, NSW Police say.
About 4.45am (Saturday 8 September 2018), a 76-year-old man entered the garage of his home on Piggabeen Road at Tweed Heads West, after hearing noises.
The man opened the garage door and was shot in the leg by an unknown person, who then left the scene.
Police located the injured man, who was treated by paramedics before being taken to Gold Coast Hospital in a serious condition.
A 73-year-old woman, who was also home at the time, was not physically injured during the incident.
Detectives from Tweed/Byron Police District have established Strike Force Dural as investigations into the incident continue.
Police would like to speak with anyone who may have dashcam or mobile phone footage and are urging anyone with information to come forward.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.