Two arrested after public place shooting

Two men will face court today charged following an investigation into a public place shooting in the Hunter Valley earlier this week.

About 3am (Wednesday 29 January 2020), police were called to Mills Crescent, Cessnock, following reports of shots fired.

Following inquiries, officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District stopped a Holden Commodore sedan on Doyle Street, Cessnock, a short time later.

Four men exited from the vehicle, with two allegedly fleeing the scene by foot.

The two remaining men were arrested and taken to Cessnock Police Station.

They were released later that day, pending further inquiries.

Following further inquiries, two men – aged 27 and 21 – were arrested in Cessnock and taken to Cessnock Police Station about 12pm yesterday (Thursday 30 January 2020).

Both men were charged with fire firearm at dwelling with disregard for safety, fire firearm in a manner likely to injure persons/property, possess loaded firearm in a public place and destroy/damage property.

They were both refused bail to face Cessnock Local Court today (Friday 31 January 2020).