Man suffers gunshot wound to arm near Cessnock, NSW

Police are investigating after a man was reportedly shot in the arm in the Hunter this morning.

About 5am (Friday 10 June 2022), officers from Hunter Valley Police District were contacted after a 27-year-old man presented to Cessnock Hospital suffering a gunshot wound to the arm.

Police have been told the man was walking his dog on Middle Road, Paxton – near a paddock at the intersection of Sawyer Street – about 2.30am, when he was approached from behind and shot.

He did not see anyone and went home before he was driven to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

Police have established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Cessnock Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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