A major investigation is underway after a man was found with multiple gunshot wounds on the Pacific Highway near Coffs Harbour early this morning.
Emergency crews were called to the highway at Moonee Beach around 1.20am, after receiving reports a man had been shot.
Upon arrival, they found a 33-year-old man in a black ute with several gunshot wounds.
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He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being rushed to Coffs Harbour Health Campus in a critical condition.
A crime scene has been established as detectives investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Police are appealing for anyone with information or dashcam footage to come forward.