Man fatally shot in the chest at Newcastle

A man has been shot dead at Newcastle.

Emergency services were called to a unit on Darby St, at Cooks Hill, at 12:45 on Thursday, following reports of shots being fired.

Police found a man inside the unit with a gunshot wound to the chest.

He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics but died at the scene.

The man is yet to be formally identified, police say.

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