Shots fired at townhouse in Bellambi

Shots were fired into the Whitby Mews townhouse just before 1am.

Shots were fired into the Whitby Mews townhouse just before 1am.

Police are investigating a shooting at a Bellambi home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Shots were fired into the Whitby Mews townhouse just before 1am. It is believed the gunman made his way on foot along the cycleway and fired one to two shots into a downstairs window at the back of the house.

A neighbour rushed outside with a stick believing an intruder had kicked down his colorbond fence.

‘‘I ran downstairs but they had gone,’’ said the man, who did not want to be named. ‘‘But it wasn’t the fence at all, someone had fired shots into the house next door.’’

Police established a crime scene and canvassed the area for forensic evidence.

No one was injured, however police said three adults were upstairs asleep when the shots were fired.

It is the third house shooting in the Illawarra within two months.

On the evening of May 6, an unknown balaclava-wearing man shot a bullet into a kitchen during a home invasion in Peterborough Avenue, Warilla. The bullet hit a freezer, and no one was injured.

Then on May 14, two shots were fired into a home at Echuca Crescent, Koonawarra.

Three children, their mother and her boyfriend were inside the house when a gunman fired what police believe was a double-barrelled shotgun. No one was injured in the incident.



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