Investigations have commenced following a public place shooting in Lake Macquarie tonight.

About 5.45pm (Friday 30 October 2020), police were called to an address on Ruttleys Road, Wyee, after reports of possible gun fire.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District, assisted by other specialist units, attended and established a crime scene at a home where a number of bullet holes were found in a backyard shed.

No one was injured during the incident.

Early investigations suggest the shots may have been fired from a passing vessel on Wyee Creek.