NSW police charge man after shots fired at house at Aberdeen

A man will face court tomorrow, charged after shots were allegedly fired at a house in the state’s Hunter Region today.

Shortly before 12.20pm today (Thursday 9 December 2021), officers from Hunter Valley Police District were called to McAdam Street, Aberdeen, following reports of gunshots.

No one was injured.

Officers established a perimeter and commenced inquiries into the incident.

A short time later, a 62-year-old man was arrested on nearby MacQueen Street and was taken to Muswellbrook Police Station.

Police conducted a search of the man’s home where several firearms and ammunition were allegedly seized.

The man was charged with fire firearm manner likely injure persons/property, possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit, possess unauthorised pistol, possess unregistered firearm-pistol, not keep firearm safely-pistol, not keep firearm safely-not pistol/prohibited and possess prohibited drug.

He was refused bail to appear in Muswellbrook Local Court tomorrow (Friday 10 December 2021).

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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