3 Caught 1 remains on the run – Cessnock Public Place Shooting

A third man has been charged following an investigation into a public place shooting in the Hunter Valley last month.

About 3am on Wednesday 29 January 2020, police were called to Mills Crescent, Cessnock, following reports of shots fired.

A short time later, officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District stopped a Holden Commodore sedan on Doyle Street, Cessnock.

Four men got out of the vehicle, with two allegedly fleeing.

The two remaining men were arrested and taken to Cessnock Police Station before later being released, pending further inquiries.

Following inquiries, two men – aged 27 and 21 – were charged last week and remain before the courts.

Following further inquiries, a 23-year-old man was arrested at a Gorokan home by officers attached to Strike Force Raptor North about 3.40pm yesterday (Tuesday 4 February 2020).

He was taken to Wyong Police Station and charged with fire firearm at dwelling-house with disregard for safety, fire firearm manner likely injure persons/property, possess loaded firearm public place, and destroy or damage property.

The man has been refused bail to appear at Wyong local Court today (Wednesday 5 February 2020).