Police charge man after being found with gunshot wounds at Parkes

Police have now charged a man after he was found with a gunshot wound at a home in Parkes last week.

About 8.10am on Thursday 5 March 2020, officers attached to Central West Police District attended a home on Porter Street and located a man suffering a gunshot wound to his right hand.

The 25-year-old man was taken to Parkes Hospital before being airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital for treatment.

Police established a crime scene and located a sawn-off, side by side, double barrel shotgun within the garage.

As investigations commenced, officers searched the Porter Street home and allegedly found a homemade pistol and silencer, and a small amount of methamphetamine and cannabis.

Today (Saturday 7 March 2020), police were notified by hospital staff that the man attempted to discharge himself. Detectives from North Shore Police Area Command attended and arrested the man.

He was charged with take and drive conveyance, possess shortened firearm, possess unauthorised firearm, possess prohibited drug.

He will remain under police guard in hospital until a bedside hearing on Monday 9 March 2020.

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