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Shots fired at Bellambi

POLICE are appealing for public assistance to help find a man believed to have shot at a home and fired a single shot at three officers in Bellambi.

About 11.30pm on Friday, police were patrolling the area when they saw a man running from a house in Armour Street, Bellambi.

A second man, aged 41, and who was a resident inside the home, informed police a number of shots had been fired into the premises.

Police followed the first man toward a track on Bott Drive, and commenced a foot pursuit. As they approached a fence, the officers allegedly heard a shot being fired and terminated the pursuit.

Wollongong police established a crime scene and canvassed the area, where a firearm was located and seized outside a home on Bott Drive.

No one was injured during the incident and it is believed the shooting is targeted. Investigations are underway and police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 

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 Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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