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Another arrest over Woonona shooting

police 1POLICE investigating the Woonona shooting last week have charged a second man.

Just after 2.30pm last Wednesday, emergency services were called to Mountain Avenue, Woonona, 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 established Strike Force Bunko to investigate the incident and have arrested and charged a 28-year-old man, who is before the courts.

Following further inquiries, about 7pm yesterday (Tuesday), a 24-year-old man attended Wollongong Police Station where he was arrested. He was charged with accessory after the fact attempted serious indictable offence. He was refused bail to face Wollongong Local Court today. Inquiries are continuing.

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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