Appeal for information following public place shooting - Bourke

Tuesday, 27 April 2021 12:55:30 PM

Police are appealing for information as investigations continue into a public place shooting in the state’s north-west on New Year’s Day.

About 5.30am on Friday 1 January 2021, officers attached to Central North Police District received reports a firearm had been fired multiple times during a physical altercation on Culgoa Street, Bourke.

Police were told a group of people had congregated on the street during the altercation before a man produced the shortened rifle and fired several rounds of ammunition into the air.

The group fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Police established Strike Force Glynburn to investigate the incident and wish to speak with anyone who may be able to assist with the investigation.

The man has been described as of an Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander appearance, approximately 20-30 years old, approximately 160-170cm tall, of a heavy build with medium-length hair.

Anyone with information about this incident, including mobile phone footage from the area at the time of the incident, is urged to contact Bourke Police Station (02) 6870 0899 or Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.