Man charged after alleged public place shooting

Man charged after alleged public place shooting

One man has been charged as part of an investigation into an alleged public place shooting in Canely Vale last night.

Emergency services were called to Carcoola Street just after 7.30pm following reports that shots had been fired.

Officers from Fairfield Police Area Command attended and were told that five unknown males entered the house and struck a 49-year-old man to the head with a firearm.

A second man chased the males from the property before two shots were fired in the direction of the building. The males were seen leaving in a blue sedan.

The 49-year-old man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for cuts to his head. No other injuries were reported.

A crime scene was established, and the house was searched, with officers locating a machete, prescription medication and cannabis in one of the bedrooms.

Shortly after the incident, a 22-year-old man, believed to be a resident, returned to the house and allegedly refused to cooperate with police.

He was arrested and taken to Fairfield Police Station where he was charged with a range of offences including two counts of resisting or hindering a police officer in the execution of duty and possessing a prohibited drug.

He was granted conditional bail to appear in Fairfield Local Court on Wednesday. September 30.

As part of ongoing inquiries, police would like to speak with five males who may be able to assist with the investigation. They are described as Pacific Islander/ Maori in appearance

Police are also urging anyone with information about the shooting, or with dashcam footage, to contact police.

Police believe the shooting was targeted.

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