OMCG member faces further charges over Cooks Hill shooting

A member of the Nomads Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) has been charged over a shooting at Cooks Hill in July.

About 2.20am on Wednesday 25 July 2018, police were contacted following reports of a public place shooting on Darby Street, Cooks Hill.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended and located bullet holes in the exterior of an apartment block. No one was injured.

A crime scene was established and examined by specialist forensic officers.

Detectives from the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor North commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

On Friday 27 July 2018, a 42-year-old man was charged with multiple firearms offences following the search of a home in Cooks Hill.

Following further investigations, today (Thursday 18 July 2018), an additional charge of discharging firearm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm was added to his charges at court.

He is next due to appear before Newcastle Local Court on Wednesday 24 October 2018.

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