Police charge man with discharging firearm – Windang

A man will face court today charged with allegedly discharging a firearm in the Lake Illawarra area.

About 7pm Friday (15 November 2019) a group of young people were standing in the front yard of a property on Kurrajong Street, Windang, when they noticed a silver BMW sedan drive past them slowly several times before driving away.

Shortly after, the car returned to the location and a man allegedly wound down the window, before producing and firing more than ten shots from what appeared to be a hand gun.

Two 16-year-old boys were hit with pellets from the firearm and damage was sustained to the front window of the house and the rear window of a nearby car.

One boy sustained a small puncture wound to his forearm and the other sustained a minor chest injury.

Officers attached to Lake Illawarra Police District attended the location and pulled over the silver BMW, before conducting a search of the vehicle.

Officers located and seized drugs and a ball bearing firearm.

The driver of the vehicle – a 20-year-old-man – was arrested and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station.

The man has been charged with supply prohibited drug, two counts of fire firearm manner likely injure persons/property, two counts of fire firearm at dwelling house with disregard for safety and possess unregistered firearm.

The man was refused bail to appear before Wollongong Local Court today (Monday 18 November 2019).

The public are reminded that ‘BB guns’ are defined as a firearm in NSW and require relevant licencing or permits to have one in your possession.

It is also an offence to supply, acquire, possess or use a firearm that is not registered.

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