Second man charged as investigations into Dubbo shooting continue

A second man has been charged by Robbery and Serious Crime Squad detectives over his alleged involvement in the shooting of another man in the state’s Central West earlier this week.

Just before 11pm on Tuesday (23 November 2021), emergency services were called to a house on Baird Street, Dubbo, following a concern for welfare report.

A 34-year-old man was found inside the home with a gunshot wound to his leg, wound to his face and lacerations to his arms.

Police were told two unknown people wearing face coverings, entered the home and assaulted the man before fleeing the scene.

The man was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to Dubbo Base Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Officers from Orana-Mid Western Police District, with assistance of detectives attached to the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad, commenced an investigation into circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following inquiries, a 26-year-old man was arrested by detectives at Emerton in Sydney’s west on Wednesday (24 November 2021). He was charged and remains before the courts.

About 7.45pm yesterday (Friday 26 November 2021), Tactical Operations Unit (TOU) officers assisted detectives with the arrest of a 31-year-old man outside a home at Arnhem Place, Wilmot.

A search warrant was subsequently executed at the home, where police seized several items relevant to the investigation.

The man was taken to Mount Druitt Police Station and charged with specially aggravated break, enter and commit serious indictable offence, wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, discharge firearm – intend cause grievous bodily harm, possess unauthorised pistol and participate in criminal group contribute to criminal activity.

Police will allege in court the man was involved in an aggravated break and enter, and shooting of another man, at Dubbo earlier this week.

He was refused bail and is due to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today (Saturday 27 November 2021).

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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