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Arrest over Woonona shooting

police 1A MAN has been charged following investigations into a shooting in Woonona last week.

Just after 2.30pm on Wednesday September 21, emergency services were called to Mountain Avenue, after a man reported he had been shot.

Police will allege the 29-year-old man was shot in nearby Joanne Street before getting into his car and driving to Mountain Avenue. He suffered facial injuries and was airlifted to a hospital in Sydney in a serious but stable condition.

The man’s injuries were not considered life threatening and he has since been released from hospital.

Wollongong detectives commenced Strike Force Bunko to investigate the incident. Following investigations, about 10.15am today (Tuesday), a 28-year-old man attended Wollongong Police Station where he was arrested. He was charged with shooting with intent to murder, and refused bail to attend Wollongong Local Court today.

Inquiries by Strike Force Bunko detectives are continuing and further arrests are expected.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and 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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been 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 Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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