Man arrested after shot allegedly fired near Tuggerah Lakes

Police have charged a man after a shot was allegedly fired into a car in Lake Munmorah early this morning.

About 1.20am (Sunday 31 August 2014), two men were allegedly driving a gold Holden Commodore, on Pacific Highway, Lake Munmorah, when the car crashed into a fence.

The men got out of the car and one man allegedly fired a shot into the car, before they both ran away.

Police were contacted and officers from Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command attended and commenced a search for the men, but did not locate them.

An investigation was commenced.

About 5.15am, a man allegedly carrying a shortened rifle approached a newspaper delivery man on Pacific Highway, Lake Munmorah, and asked for a ride.

The delivery man refused and entered a service station contacting police.

An officer from the dog squad, who was nearby, responded to the call and arrested the man with the firearm.

No one was injured as a result of the incident.

The 28-year-old man was taken to Wyong Police Station and was charged with possess shortened firearm, possess ammunition, possess prohibited drug, custody of a knife in a public place, possess housebreaking implements, goods in custody and an outstanding warrant for unrelated matters.

The Doyalson man was refused bail to appear at Wyong local Local Court tomorrow (Monday 1 September 2014).

The investigation continues.

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