Man shot dead at a home north of Sydney

Man shot dead at a home north of Sydney – with terrified residents forced into lockdown

  • A man, believed to be aged in his 20s, has been shot dead in a garage
  • The victim was found shortly after 4pm after neighbours reported gunfire 
  • The street has been forced into lockdown as homicide squad officers investigate 

A man has been shot dead at a home north of Sydney.

The man, believed to be aged in his 20s, was gunned down just after 4pm on Saturday in Maryland, west of Newcastle.

Terrified residents called police after hearing gunfire. 

A quiet Newcastle street has been thrust into lockdown after a man was shot dead in a garage

The surrounding area was forced into lockdown with four ambulance crews remaining at the scene hours after the incident.

A New South Wales Police spokesperson confirmed a crime scene had been established on Beauford Avenue following the fatal shooting.

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The victim’s body was found in a garage.

His identity is yet to be released, but one neighbour speculated he had lived in the home for about six months.

‘He had a tattoo on his face that went down on to his neck,’ the neighbour told the Daily Telegraph. 

Officers from the state’s homicide squad have launched their investigation into the shooting

Another neighbour said the shooting was out of the ordinary for the area.

‘It’s such a quiet family-oriented street, but they certainly don’t fit in with that.’ 

Officers from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad have launched investigations. 

No arrests have been made. 

Dozens of police officers remain in the street and have established a crime scene (pictured)

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