Shots fired into car

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Two men are in custody after shots were fired into a car in Penrith this morning.

A 20-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man were driving along Mulgoa Road at Penrith about 12.15am today when they saw a white Mitsubishi following them.

Two shots were fired at their vehicle as they approached Evan and Smith Streets at South Penrith. They immediately drove to Penrith Police Station and reported the incident and a search began. Neither person was injured.

Police patrolling The Northern Road have seen the Mitsubishi and initiated a pursuit when the driver allegedly failed to stop.

The car was followed to Muscatel Way at Orchard Hills where a minor collision occurred between the Mitsubishi and the police vehicle. The driver was arrested; however, the passenger ran into nearby properties.

The Police air-wing, POLAIR, and the Dog Unit were called to assist with the search and a 33-year-old man was arrested about 90 minutes later.

He was taken by NSW Ambulance Paramedics to Nepean Hospital for treatment for a dog bite to his legs. The man, from Toukely, is now under police guard.

The driver, a 33-year-old man from Greystanes, is currently at Penrith Police Station.

A Mitsubishi Evo 8 has been seized for forensic examination.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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