Shots fired in Whalan

A man has been charged after shots were fired in a Whalan street on Tuesday night (July 1).

Police were called to Gasmata Crescent at around 8.50pm after nearby residents reported hearing two or three gunshots.

Upon arrival, detectives located a bullet casing on the road.

Police were told a dark coloured sedan was seen driving away from the area after the incident.

There were no reports of injury.

A crime scene was established and examined by forensic specialists.

Police attended a home in  Bankstown three hours later, following inquiries.

A man, 24, was arrested after a short foot pursuit.

He was charged with firing a firearm in public place, possession of a loaded firearm in public place and intimidation.

He was refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court today (Wednesday, July 2).

Officers attached to Operation Talon are assisting with the investigation. 

Operation Talon was formed in August last year to combat public place shootings across Sydney. 

Anyone with information that may help reduce gun crime in Sydney should contact Operation Talon by calling 1800 802 980 or text 0448 990 101.

Information can also be provided to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/. 

Information can be provided anonymously. No matter how insignificant it may seem, the information you provide could help save a life.

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