Man shot dead in home garage

ONE man is dead and another has been charged with murder following a shooting at a house in Newcastle.

Police rushed to the Beauford Avenue home in Maryland just before 4pm on Saturday following reports of shots fired.

Emergency services arrived to find a 38-year-old man with fatal gunshot wounds inside an attached garage, police said.


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Following investigations, specialist police and negotiators surrounded a house on Raglan Street at Wallsend about 1am.

Police said 10 people including the suspected shooter and a number of children were inside the home at the time.

After almost three hours of negotiations, the occupants exited the property without incident, police said.

A 30-year-old man was arrested and taken to Newcastle Police Station for questioning.

He was later transported to John Hunter Hospital for treatment to minor injuries before being released back into police custody.

In a statement on Sunday, NSW Police confirmed the man has since been charged with murder.

The 30-year-old has been remanded in custody and will appear in Newcastle Local Court tomorrow.

He is believed to have known the victim, who police said appeared to have been gunned down in a ‘targeted attack’.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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