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Fairy Meadow shootings

POLICE are appealing for information as they continue their investigations into the shootings of two men at Fairy Meadow overnight.
About 11:15pm on Thursday emergency services were called to a house on Lila Avenue following reports of a shooting.
They found a 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his back. He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics and taken to Wollongong Hospital.
A short time later, a 28-year-old man attended Wollongong Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his leg, hand and wrist. It is believed he was also at the house in Lila Avenue when he was shot.
Wollongong detectives are investigating the shooting and are now appealing for information from the public.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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