Police investigate public place shooting – Balmain

Police are appealing for public assistance as investigations continue into a public place shooting in Balmain East last month.

About 9pm on Thursday 29 August 2019, police were called to Pearson Street, following reports of shots being fired.

Officers from Leichhardt Police Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

Witnesses reported hearing gun shots before a white hatchback was seen speeding off after hitting a parked vehicle. Two men were also seen running from the scene.

An investigation was commenced and following further inquiries, investigators recovered a white Hyundai Accent hatchback in Birchgrove on Friday the 30August 2019.

The vehicle had bullet holes in the passenger side of the vehicle and accident damage.

As inquiries continue, investigators have released a CCTV image of a man seen loitering in a nearby underground car park, who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

The man depicted is described as being of medium build, with short dark hair. He is shown wearing black clothing, black shoes and carrying a shoulder bag.

Police are also appealing for any witnesses or any person with information relating to the occupants of the white hatchback or the identities of the two men seen fleeing to contact Balmain Police Station on (02) 9556 0624 or Crime Stoppers on 18000 333 000.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage of these incidents is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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