Gunman on the run after man shot in the back in Sydney

A gunman is on the run after shooting a man in Sydney’s west overnight.

Police say about 10.25pm, officers were called to Nugent Place, Prairiewood, after reports of a number of shots being fired out the front of a home.

Upon arrival, a 24-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to his back.


Paramedics treated the man at the scene before he was rushed to Liverpool Hospital for emergency surgery.

The gunman, who is only described as being male with a black hooded jacket, remains on the run.

Initial investigations suggest the incident is targeted.