A MAN has tragically died in hospital following a domestic-related shooting in the NSW Hunter region.
The man, 28, is believed to have shot himself in the head after shooting a 35-year-old man in the chest on a property off Bingleburra Road at Bingleburra on Mother’s Day.
Both men were treated at the scene before being airlifted to the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle.
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Sadly, the younger man’s injuries were too severe and he could not saved.
In a statement late yesterday, NSW Police confirmed the 28-year-old passed away on Monday afternoon.
The older man remains in hospital in a stable condition, recovering from his injuries.
Officers from the Port Stephens-Hunter Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and will prepare a report for the Coroner.
The men are believed to be related, with police confirming the shooting was domestic-related.
If you are in immediate danger call 000 now. If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
DV Connect Queensland Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 phone 1800 811 811
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast