Gunman at large after man shot in face with shotgun in NSW

A MAN has been airlifted to hospital after being shot in the face with a shotgun south of Sydney.

Emergency services were called to a home on Mountain Avenue in the Wollongong suburb of Wonnona just after 2:30pm.

They arrived at the scene to find a man, believed to be aged in his late 20s, with a gunshot wound to his face.


Police said the man is believed to have been shot at another location. It’s understood the victim then drove himself to his Mountain Avenue home from where he phoned triple zero.

He is said to have sustained severe facial injuries, although police say his wounds are not considered to be life-threatening.

Investigators say initial information suggests the shooting was targeted.

Officers have saturated the area and cordoned off several streets as they search for the shooter.