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A man has been charged following investigations into a public place shooting at Raymond Terrace last week.

About 11am on Saturday 2 May 2020, the occupants of a home on Benjamin Lee Drive, Raymond Terrace, located a .22 calibre bullet has penetrated the front door and lodged in an internal wall.

Police were called and an investigation was started.

About 10am today (Tuesday 5 May 2020), police from Port Stephens-Hunter PD searched a Mazda 323 in Dungog where they allegedly located a .22 calibre casing in the footwell.

The vehicle was seized and held for further forensic examination.

About 4.10pm officers attended a home in Raymond Terrace where they arrested a 19-year-old man. He was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where he was questioned.

Police will allege they found a firearm during a search of the man’s house.

He was then charged with fire firearm at dwelling house with disregard for public safety, and possess unauthorised firearm.

He was given conditional bail and will appear in Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday 3 August 2020.