Thursday, 14 June 2018

UPDATE: Police Investigate Shooting At Waratah West

BY IAN CROUCH

Police have set up a crime scene as investigations continue into an overnight shooting at Waratah West.

The incident unfolded near the intersection of Acacia Avenue and Allowah Street at about 11pm

Neighbours have told police they heard two gunshots and raced outside to see two men assaulting another man and a silver sedan with its rear passenger and side windows shattered.

It's understood a 25-year-old man was then dropped off at the Calvary Mater Hospital by someone driving the silver sedan - he'd suffered gunshot wounds to his right thumb and right shoulder.

Police say it's likely the man will lose his thumb - he's still sedated and officers are yet to obtain a full statement from him.

He's expected to be transferred to a Sydney Hospital for specialist treatment.

EARLIER:

Police are investigating a shooting at Waratah West overnight.

A 24-year-old man was dropped off at the Calvary Mater Hospital at about 11 last night with gunshot wounds to his hand and shoulder.

At the same time, police were called to the intersection of Acacia Avenue and Allowah Street following reports of shots being fired.

A crime scene has been set up at the intersection as investigations continue.

Police are yet to speak to the man due to his medical state, but it's understood his injuries are not life-threatening.



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