Man charged after shooting on Mid North Coast

Friday, 17 February 2023 02:19:54 PM

PLEASE NOTE: An image of the vehicle will be available on the Mid North Coast Police District Facebook page.

A man has been charged as investigations continue into a shooting on the Mid North Coast last month.

About 9.30pm on Thursday 26 January 2023, emergency services were called to a home on Macleay Valley Way, Seven Oaks, about 12km north of Kempsey, following reports of a shooting.

On arrival, officers from Mid North Coast Police District located a 36-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his arm.

He was taken to Port Macquarie Hospital in a stable condition.

Police established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Later that night, police attended a home on Collombatti Road, Frederickton, where a 38-year-old man was arrested and taken to Kempsey Police Station.

He was charged with armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, discharge firearm etc intend cause grievous bodily harm, stalk or intimidate intending to cause fear of physical or mental harm, and supply prohibited drug.

He appeared at Kempsey Local Court on Thursday 9 February 2023 where he was formally refused bail. He is next due to appear at the same court on Thursday 6 April 2023.

As inquiries continue, investigators have released a CCTV image of a black-coloured Subaru believed to have been in the vicinity of Seven Oaks at the time of the shooting and driven south on the M1 from Kempsey between 10.30pm and 11.30pm on Thursday 26 January 2023.

Investigators urge anyone with information about the vehicle, or any motorists who may have dash cam footage, to contact Kempsey Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident 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.