NSW woman shot dead 'after opening front door'

·News Reporter
·1-min read

A woman has been shot dead after answering her front door, NSW police say.

The woman, believed to be 61, was shot dead at a home on Queen Street, Stockton, near Newcastle on Wednesday about 8pm.

Police have been told she answered her front door before she was killed.

The woman is yet to be formally identified.

A NSW Police car is pictured.
A woman has been shot dead after answering her front door, police have been told. Source: Getty Images (file pic)

Officers from Newcastle City Police District have established a crime scene, which is being examined by specialist forensic police.

Police are now seeking dash cam and CCTV footage from the area.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report anonymously online.

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