Horror as man, 25, is shot dead at his home in quiet housing estate with the killer still on the run
- Man, 25, was shot and killed at home in Heddon Greta on Tuesday night
- Police were called to the home in NSW Hunter region at 11pm on Tuesday
- Investigations are continuing and any witnesses are urged to contact police
- Six adults and two children were at the home at the time of the shooting
- Police believe the attack was targeted and say offenders fled the scene in a car
A young man has been fatally shot at a home in NSW’s Hunter region just days after Christmas.
Police were called to a home in Traders Way, in Heddon Greta, about 20km east of Cessnock following reports a man, 25, was shot, at about 11pm on Tuesday.
Paramedics desperately tried to revive the man but he was unable to be saved.
NSW Police Superintendent Tracy Chapman said the man suffered ‘at least one’ gunshot wound, and police believe the attack was targeted.
‘It’s highly likely the offenders have fled the scene using a motor vehicle,’ she told reporters on Wednesday.
Police were called to a home in Traders Way, in Heddon Greta, about 20km east of Cessnock following reports a man, believed to be 25, was shot, at about 11pm on Tuesday
A crime scene has been set up at the home which will be examined by specialist forensic police.
Superintendent Chapman said the victim was known to police in a ‘very minimal capacity’, and lived at the home, but added she was not aware of police having been called to the house recently.
Six adults and two children were at the home at the time of the shooting but nobody other than the 25-year-old was injured.
Investigations are continuing and anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Locals in the area said the road was still blocked off by several police cars on Wednesday morning.
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