A MAN has been charged over a public place shooting in Balgownie yesterday.
Just after 7am on Sunday, a 29-year-old man went to a home on Meadow Street and threw a small incendiary device onto the driveway. He then retrieved a firearm from his vehicle and fired a shot in the air before driving from the scene.
About 7.30am the same day, police discovered the vehicle on Florence Street, Fairy Meadow. It had crashed in to a fence. A sawn off rifle and ammunition were found in the vehicle and seized. Following inquiries, about 12.25pm, police arrested the 29-year-old man in Rann Street, Fairy Meadow.
He was taken to Wollongong Police Station and charged with seven offences including firing a weapon in public place; firing a weapon in a manner likely to injure a person; possessing an unregistered firearm; using an unregistered firearm; possession of a loaded firearm in public place; intimidation; and driving in a manner dangerous.