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Vehicle seized as investigations into fatal Heddon Greta shooting continue

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Homicide Squad detectives have seized a vehicle, which may have been involved in the fatal shooting of a man in Heddon Greta late last year.

About 10.50pm on Tuesday 27 December, emergency services responded to reports of a male being shot at a home on Traders Way, about 20km east of Cessnock.

Even though NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the man, he died at the scene.

He’s since been identified as 25-year-old Zachery “Zac” Davies-Scott, known to many in the area as “Donnie”.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District conducted initial investigations, before the matter was referred to the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad under Strike Force Roslyn.

Police were told a number of people forced entry to the home before Mr Davies-Scott was shot.

The group then left the scene in a white SUV that was seen travelling on Main Road, Heddon Greta, shortly after the incident.

Following inquiries, including a public appeal for assistance, strike force detectives seized the white SUV, a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander, from a street in Boolaroo near Newcastle about 10am on Thursday 23 February.

The vehicle will undergo forensic examination in Newcastle.

Homicide Squad Commander Detective Acting Superintendent Virginia Gorman said investigations remained ongoing into the incident.

“The vehicle seizure today is a positive development for strike force investigators and the results from the examination will form part of inquiries,” she explained.

“We continue to appeal to the Hunter region community for anyone, to come forward, who may have information that could assist in bringing those responsible for Zac’s death to justice.

“Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au”

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