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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Man charged over Cardiff shooting

A man will face court today following a public place shooting in Cardiff earlier this year.

About 11.15pm on Sunday 14 February, officers from the Lake Macquarie Police District were called to a home on Newcastle Street, Cardiff, after reports of an affray between a group of men.

Upon arrival, police spoke with a 26-year-old man, however were unable to locate any further persons nearby.

A 21-year-old man has been charged in relation to the alleged affray, he remains before the courts.

Following extensive inquiries, police received information that a firearm was allegedly produced during the affray and discharged twice.

On Tuesday 16 March, officers attended a property on Newcastle Street and spoke with a 37-year-old man.

He was arrested and taken to Belmont Police Station.

There, he was charged with fire firearm in/near public place and fire firearm manner likely injure persons/property.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Belmont Local Court on Wednesday 28 April.

Investigations into the alleged affray are ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward.

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