Strike Force Kiewarra detectives are appealing for information as they continue their investigations into two shootings across Sydney’s south.
Just before 4am on Sunday 29 March 2020, emergency services were called to bushland off Heathcote Road at Lucas Heights, following reports of an injured man.
On arrival, officers from Sutherland Shire Police Area Command found a 30-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his legs.
He was treated on scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before he was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.
Detectives established Strike Force Kiewarra to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Investigators believe this incident shooting is connected to another shooting that occurred in Caringbah.
Just after 2am on Wednesday 1 April 2020, emergency services were called to a unit complex on Taren Point Road, following reports shots had been fired.
On arrival, officers from Sutherland Shire Police Area Command located a 26-year-old woman with minor injuries to her face and hands. She was treated on scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics.
The other occupant of the property, a four-year-old girl, was not injured.
As part of their inquiries, detectives have released CCTV footage of a man outside the unit complex in Caringbah, who may be able to assist with their investigation.
He has been described as wearing a hooded jumper, jeans and running shoes.
Sutherland Shire Police Area Command Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Andrea Panozzo, urged the public to look closely at the vision.
“We are calling on the public for its assistance to locate this man, who may prove very beneficial to the investigation,” Det Insp Panozzo said.
“We’re also asking for anyone driving along Taren Point Road around that time on Wednesday 1 April 2020 to come forward and speak with investigators. You may have valuable information and dashcam vision that can greatly assist us.
“What we’re dealing with here – two public place shootings where two people have been injured and thankfully, a young girl was not – will not be tolerated in our community.
“We need the public’s help to take those responsible off our streets before they cause further harm.”
Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Kiewarra investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.