Police investigate shooting in Scone

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Police are investigating after a man arrived at Scone Hospital with gunshot wounds early this morning.

Just after 4am (Tuesday 24 November), the 43-year-old man presented to Scone Hospital with gunshot wounds to his leg and ankle – he is currently being transported to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Police have been told the injured man was driving north on the New England Highway, near Wingen, about midnight, when he pulled over after a white sedan approached from behind.

The injured man was involved in an altercation with two men from the white sedan, before a number of shots were fired and the pair fled. He reportedly drove to friend’s home in Blandford before being taken to hospital.

Officers from the Hunter Valley Police District have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding how the man sustained his injuries.

As police continue their inquiries, they are urging anyone who may have information to contact Scone Police on 6544 0199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.