Man charged after shots allegedly fired near Cessnock

A man has been charged after shots were allegedly fired in the Hunter Valley earlier this week.

Just before 3pm (Tuesday 17 September 2019), emergency services were called to Scott Street at Weston, following reports shots had been fired.

Police have been told that a 27-year-old man – accompanied by an 18-year-old man – attended a business on Scott Street, where he was allegedly threatened by three men, armed with a firearm, a tomahawk, and a hammer.

The pair fled the location in a Toyota Land Cruiser after the 27-year-old man was struck through the driver’s side window with a tomahawk, and shots were fired into the driver’s side door.

Officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District attended and commenced inquiries.

The 27-year-old man suffered minor injuries and did not require hospitalisation.

Following inquiries, a 33-year-old man attended Kurri Kurri Police Station about 4.10pm today (Friday 20 September 2019), where he was arrested and charged with discharge firearm with intent cause grievous bodily harm, assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company of others.

The Kurri Kurri man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court tomorrow (Saturday 21 September 2019).

Investigations are continuing.

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