Lake Macquarie shooting: Gunman on run after two people are hospitalised in Gateshead
- Police hunting a gunman who is on the run in NSW
- Two people injured after they were allegedly shot near Lake Macquarie
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A gunman is on the run after two people were rushed to hospital following an early morning shooting.
A 42-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were found with gunshot wounds on Cassia Crescent in Gateshead at Lake Macquarie, in the NSW Hunter region, at 2.20am on Thursday.
Officers from the Lake Macquarie Police District were told the pair were allegedly shot, by a 30-year-old man.
The man then allegedly fled the scene.
Police are on the hunt for a gunman, after he allegedly shot a man and a woman in Gateshead, near Lake Macquarie, in the Hunter Region in NSW, in the early hours of Thursday morning
Emergency crews treated the two victims at the scene, before they were taken to John Hunter Hospital.
A spokesperson from NSW Ambulance told Daily Mail Australia, paramedics treated the man for injuries he had sustained to his arm.
Paramedics treated a woman after she suffered injuries to her leg. Both victims were taken to hospital in a stable condition.
In a statement, NSW Police told Daily Mail Australia officers are investigating the shooting, following the early morning incident.
‘Just after 2.20am on Thursday, emergency services were called to an address on Cassia Crescent, Gateshead, following reports of a shooting,’ the spokesperson said.
‘On arrival, officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District located a 42-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, both suffering from their wounds’.
‘Police were told that they were shot by a man – believed to be in his 30’s – at the scene’.
‘He left the scene before police arrived’.
A man and a woman were allegedly shot by a man in his 30’s on Cassia Crescent in Gateshead, NSW, and were treated by paramedics after they suffered injuries from the alleged attack, before they were taken to hospital in a stable condition
The site of the alleged shooting, is now an active crime scene.
Anyone with information has been urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A crime scene has been established at the scene, as police urge anyone with information to come forward