Man with 'blood on his face' seen running from fatal shooting

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Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a “man with blood on his face” following a fatal shooting in Newcastle on Thursday.

Emergency services were called to a unit on Darby St in Cooks Hill, just before 1pm, after reports of shots being fired.

Police arrived to find a man inside the Newcastle unit with a gunshot wound to the chest.

A Google Streetview screenshot of Darby Street in Newcastle, following reports of gun shots. Source: Google Streetview
Emergency crews were called to Darby Street in Newcastle, following reports of gun shots. Source: Google Streetview

The man was treated at the scene

The shooting victim, who is yet to be identified, was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics but died at the scene. 

The Newcastle City Police District have launched an investigation into the incident.

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Police are looking for two people 

Wayne Humphrey from the Newcastle City Police District said several people were reportedly seen fleeing from the scene, including one man who had “blood on his face."

“It’s important that if anyone saw a male and a female, the male with blood on his face, running away from Darby Street on the corner of Parkway Avenue, and we’re not sure which direction he’s gone yet, that they contact Crime Stoppers or Newcastle Police,” he said.

Anyone with information that may be able to assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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