Fearing for his safety, a 50 year old man flagged down a passing motorist and called police after he felt two gunshots travel past him while he was jogging near Camden yesterday afternoon.
The incident took place around 3.45pm along Cawdor Road, Cawdor
Officers from Camden Police Area Command searched the area and following inquiries spoke with a 28-year-old Riverstone man who was using a firearm at a property on Westbrook Road, Cawdor.
He was arrested and taken to Narellan Police Station where he was charged with firing a firearm at another person, disregarding public safety and firing a firearm in a manner likely to injure persons or property.
Several firearms were seized, and his firearms licence was surrendered. He was granted bail to appear at Picton Local Court on April 9.
In a separate incident, an Ingleburn service station attendant was taken to hospital after being hit in the head with a hammer yesterday morning.
The 25-year-old attendant had walked outside of the petrol station on Lagonda Drive around 5.20am to get a jumper out of his car.
He noticed two people on a dirt bike pull up outside the doors of the shop, one holding a dark coloured object.
The worker believed he was about to get robbed, so he got into his car and started the engine.
One of the assailants ran over to him and smashed the driver’s side window with a hammer, before using it to strike him in the head several times.
He managed to drive off to another petrol station on Oxford Road and called Triple Zero.
Meanwhile, the two people from the bike forced entry to the petrol station on Lagonda Drive and made off with cash and cigarettes.
The victim was taken to Campbelltown Hospital with non life threatening head injuries.
As inquiries continue, police are appealing for anyone with information to this incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au