Man dies following shooting - Hamilton South

Wednesday, 07 September 2022 09:30:20 AM

A man has died following a shooting in Newcastle overnight.

About 11pm (Tuesday 6 September 2022), emergency services were called to a unit on Fowler Street, Hamilton South, after reports of a shooting.

Upon arrival, police located a 57-year-old man at the front door of a premises suffering a gunshot wound.

The man was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, however, he died at the scene.

Officers attached to Newcastle City Police District established a crime scene and have commenced Strike Force Alcheringa to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

Initial inquiries suggest this is a targeted incident.

As investigations continue, detectives are urging anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the nearby vicinity or who may have dashcam footage between 10.30pm and 11.30pm either on Fowler, Hassall or Darling Streets or Glebe Road to come forward.

Anyone with information about Strike Force Alcheringa 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.