Police Charge Man For Shooting In Sydney CBD

A man has been charged following a shooting in Sydney’s CBD yesterday.

About 12.50pm on Wednesday 28 February 2024, emergency services were called to a building on Castlereagh Street, Sydney CBD, following reports of a person being shot.

Officers from Sydney City Police Area Command attended and found a 77-year-old man, had suffered an apparent gunshot wound.

The man was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics and first responders, before being taken to St Vincent’s Hospital for further treatment in a stable condition.

Following inquiries, a 79-year-old man was arrested and taken to Day Street Police Station.

Police also seized a rifle and ammunition following a search of his belongings.

He was charged with shoot at with intent to murder, two counts of acquire etc pistol-subject to firearms prohibition order, two counts of possess loaded firearm endanger life non-public place, and two counts of possess unauthorised prohibited firearm.

He was refused bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court today (29 February 2024).

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.

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