A man will appear in court today charged with attempted murder following an investigation into a shooting in Sydney’s west last month.
On Monday 15 June 2020, police were called to Middlehope Street, Bonnyrigg Heights, just after 12.30pm, after reports three men were seen arguing in the street, before shots were fired.
Detectives from Fairfield City Police Area Command established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident under Strike Force Wardry.
On Thursday 18 June 2020, a 45-year-old man attended hospital suffering a facial wound consistent with a gunshot.
Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives arrested a 33-year-old man at a home in Bonnyrigg Heights just before 7am today (Wednesday 1 July 2020).
He was taken to Fairfield Police Station and charged with shoot at with intent to murder, discharge firearm intend cause grievous bodily harm, possess loaded firearm public place, fire firearm in or near public place, possess unauthorised prohibited firearm, use unauthorised prohibited firearm, possess ammunition without permit, acquire prohibited firearm, acquire prohibited ammunition and possess prohibited drug.
Police will allege in court that the younger man was involved in an argument with the 45-year-old man on Middlehope Street, before he fired a gun multiple times, with one of the shots striking the older man in the face.
The man was refused bail to appear before Fairfield Local Court today.
Investigations under Strike Force Wardry continue.
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.