August 6, 2021

Man shot in the chest in NewcastleA man was wounded in a daylight shooting in Newcastle on Thursday, officials have said. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gaye Gerard

A Newcastle man was fatally shot in the chest while in an apartment on Thursday, police said.

Police and paramedics rushed to the scene on Darby Street in the inner-city suburb of Cooks Hill after members of the public called around 12.45pm.

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said a man was treated for wounds to the chest and that the person who called emergency services had said there had been gunshots fired.

“Multiple crews responded, including a medical team,” the spokesman said.

Paramedics were unable to save the man’s life. Police confirmed he had died but had not yet formally identified him.

A statement from police indicated he died from a single gunshot wound but NSW Ambulance said there were multiple wounds.

Newcastle detectives have opened an investigation.

More to come.

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