Man charged after shooting - Greta

Thursday, 03 November 2022 02:55:44 AM

A man will face court today over the shooting of another man in the state’s Hunter region earlier this week.

About 8pm on Tuesday (1 November 2022), police were called to a home on High Street, Greta, following reports of a shooting.

Police have been told a man, aged 38, was shot in the foot during a dispute at the home and was taken to Maitland Hospital by an associate.

The injury is not considered life-threatening.

A crime scene was established and forensically examined by specialist officers.

Detectives from Hunter Valley Police District commenced an investigation into the matter.

About 11am yesterday (Wednesday 2 November 2022), a 58-year-old man was arrested at a home on Anvil Street, Greta, and taken to Cessnock Police Station.

A search warrant was also executed at the premises. It will be alleged that police located a number of firearms, a silencer and a small amount of cannabis.

The man was charged with discharge firearm etc intend cause grievous bodily harm, fire firearm at dwelling-house with disregard for safety, possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit, holder of category A or B licence not have approved storage and possess prohibited drug.

He has been refused bail to appear at Cessnock Local Court today (Thursday 3 November 2022).

Inquiries are continuing.

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.