Police investigate after shots fired into Cringila home


Police are investigating after shots were fired into a Cringila home in the early hours of Thursday morning.

A 38-year-old man was standing outside the front of the home at the time of the shooting but was not injured, police said.

A number of people, who were inside the house at the time, were also uninjured.

Police were called to the Malcolm Avenue home after reports of a shooting about 4.25am, Lake Illawarra Police Chief Inspector Steve Johnson told the Mercury.

“An examination of the scene has found what appears to be a projectile entry point into the garage,” Chief Inspector Johnson said.

He said two people were seen fleeing the home. 

Forensic officers were examining the property and detectives are investigating.

Police believe the incident was targeted and at least one occupant of the home is known to police.

Police said a similar incident occurred at the home last last year.

A resident of the street said she awoke to six loud bangs but is not worried about her ongoing safety.

“Two-and-a-half years I’ve been here never had a problem, one thing is not going to bother me,” she said. 

“They’re a close-knit family. I’ve never had a problem with them, I speak to them, they’re quite nice.”