Man shot in leg at Cambridge Gardens

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A man will face court today charged after another man was shot in the leg overnight.

About 11.15pm last night, police were called to the intersection of Richmond Road and Cooper Street, Cambridge Gardens, after reports of gunshots.

Officers attached to Nepean Police Area Command attended and found a 34-year-old man on Cooper Street, suffering a gunshot wound to his leg.

He was taken to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition where he is expected to undergo surgery.

Police attended a nearby home on Richmond Road and arrested a 42-year-old man.

A crime scene was established at the home and a sawn-off shotgun was seized. It will undergo forensic examination.

The man was taken to Penrith Police Station and charged with ‘discharge firearm intend cause grievous bodily harm (DV)’, ‘fire firearm manner likely injure persons/property (DV)’, ‘possess unauthorised prohibited firearm’, and ‘possess ammunition w/o holding licence/permit/authority’.

He was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today.

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