Police Charge Man after Prestons Shooting

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A man is due to appear in court today after being charged with multiple firearm offences by officers investigating a public place shooting at Prestons earlier this month.

Strike Force Wilmont was formed to investigate the public place shooting of a 33-year-old man in Ardennes Avenue, Prestons, about 5.30pm on Thursday 8 August 2013.

During the confrontation, the man sustained gunshot wounds to his right leg and right upper arm. He was treated in Liverpool Hospital and was released. Investigators will allege the man discharged a rifle during the confrontation.

Officers attached to Strike Force Wilmont today arrested the man when he attended Narellan Police Station about 12.30pm today (Tuesday 13 August 2013).

The man, from Smithfield, was interviewed before being charged with:

• Fire firearm in a manner likely to injure persons or property;

• Possess loaded firearm in a public place (two counts)

• Possess unauthorised firearm;

• Not keep firearm safely;

• Possess ammunition without licence; and,

• Public mischief – False representations.

He was refused bail to appear in Campbelltown Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 14 August 2013).

Police are urging anyone with information about these incidents to call Camden police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

SOURCE: NSW Police Media