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Man charged following Wallsend shooting

Police have charged a man following their investigations into a public place shooting at Wallsend earlier this week.

Just before 2am on Tuesday 2 February, officers from Newcastle City Police District were called to home on Platt Street after a shot was fired through the front window.

Police attended and established a crime scene, which was examined by a specialist forensic team.

Three adults and three children were home at the time.

But, thankfully, no injuries were reported.

About 12.50am on Wednesday 3 February, officers stopped a stolen Toyota Camry on Lambton Road, Broadmeadow, and arrested a 25-year-old male driver and his 22-year-old female passenger.

They searched the vehicle and located a shortened shotgun and ammunition, as well as a small amount cannabis.

The man was taken to Newcastle Police Station where he was charged with fire firearm at dwelling-house with disregard for safety, possess shortened firearm (not pistol) without authority (x2), use unauthorised firearm, not keep firearm safely, intimidate intend fear physical harm (personal), receive property stolen outside NSW, drive conveyance taken without consent of owner (x2), drive motor vehicle during disqualification period – 2nd offence.

He was refused bail and will appear in Newcastle Local Court today (Thursday 4 February).

The woman was taken to Waratah Police Station where she was issued with a cannabis caution and released.

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