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Shot fired during home invasion in Lake Macquarie

Two Lake Macquarie residents had their lives endangered by three individuals, one who carried a gun, during a home invasion overnight.

Officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District were called to a house on Railway Street, Teralba, shortly after 11pm on Saturday 23 January, responding to reports of a gunshot.

Police have been told three people – one armed with a firearm and one with a baton – entered the home and threatened a 26-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman.

The female was struck in the head with the baton before the group ransacked the lounge stealing cash and phones, leaving a short time later in an older-model blue hatchback.

The injured woman was treated at the scene for a head laceration.

A crime scene was established and a canvass of the street conducted.

Police would like to speak to three people – two men and a woman – they believe may be able to assist them with their inquiries.

The first male is described as being about 188cm tall with a medium build. At the time the man was carrying a firearm.

The second man is described as being about 175cm tall with a thin build.

The woman is described as being about 167cm tall with a stocky build and may have shoulder-length dark hair.

She was carrying a baton or a similar weapon.

All are believed to be of Caucasian appearance, aged in their 30s and were dressed in black clothing with their faces covered.

As inquiries continue, anyone who has information about the home invasion, or who may have CCTV or dashcam vision from the area and its surrounds about the time described, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

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