Man charged with attempted murder following Bonnyrigg Heights shooting

Strike force detectives arresting a 33-year-old man at a home in Bonnyrigg Heights. Picture: NSW Police
Strike force detectives arresting a 33-year-old man at a home in Bonnyrigg Heights. Picture: NSW Police

A man will appear in court today charged with attempted murder following an investigation into a shooting at Bonnyrigg Heights last month.

On Monday, June 15, police were called to Middlehope Street, just after 12.30pm, after reports three men were seen arguing in the street, before shots were fired.

Detectives from Fairfield City Police Area Command established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident under Strike Force Wardry.

On Thursday, June 18, a 45-year-old man attended hospital suffering a facial wound consistent with a gunshot.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives arrested a 33-year-old man at a home in Bonnyrigg Heights just before 7am today (Wednesday, July 1).

He was taken to Fairfield Police Station and charged with shooting with intent to murder, discharging a firearm with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm, possessing a loaded firearm in a public place, firing a firearm in or near public place, possessing an unauthorised prohibited firearm, using an unauthorised prohibited firearm, possessing ammunition without a permit, acquiring a prohibited firearm, acquiring prohibited ammunition and possessin ga prohibited drug.

Police will allege in court that the younger man was involved in an argument with the 45-year-old man on Middlehope Street, before he fired a gun multiple times, with one of the shots striking the older man in the face.

The man was refused bail to appear before Fairfield Local Court today. Investigations under Strike Force Wardry are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.