A STRIKE force has been established to investigate the death of a man who was gunned down outside a home in Wollongong, south of Sydney overnight.
Emergency services were called to reports of a shooting at the Carr Parade home around 2.15 am.
Police arrived to find a man, believed to be aged in his 30s, suffering from a gunshot wound.
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Officers performed CPR on the man in a desperate attempt to keep him alive until paramedics arrived but, despite their efforts, he could not be saved.
Police confirmed the man was pronounced dead at the scene before he could be taken to hospital.
“The man is yet to be formally identified but he is believed to be aged in his 30s,” police said in a statement.
“A crime scene has been established and a canvass of the neighbourhood conducted.”
Strike Force Gangele has been formed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.
The strike force is made up of detectives from Lake Illawarra and the Homicide Squad.
Police are speaking with a number of people and are calling on anyone with information that assist their investigation to come forward and Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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.