September 22 4:20 PM

FATAL SHOOTING – COOKS HILL

A man has died following a fatal shooting at Newcastle today.

About 12.45pm (Thursday 22 July 2021), emergency services were called to a unit on Darby St, Cooks Hill, following reports of shots fired.

Upon arrival, police located a man inside the unit with a gunshot wound to the chest.

He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, however, he died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified.

An investigation has been launched by detectives from Newcastle City Police District into the circumstances surrounding the incident.