Cops search for witnesses after fatal shooting in Sydney

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Police are looking for witnesses after a 20-year-old man was fatally shot in a “targeted attack” outside a home in Sydney’s north-west overnight.

Emergency services were called to the home on Windsor Road in Baulkham Hills, just after 9.45pm to reports of a shooting.

The man was found lying outside with a single gunshot wound to his neck.

It is understood the victim attempted to walk up the street, stumbling up the road about 200m, leaving a trail of blood behind him, before he was found.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition, where he later died.

A short time later, officers arrested a 29-year-old man at a home nearby.

He was taken to Castle Hill Police Station before being taken to Hornsby Hospital where he is currenly being assessed for pre-existing injuries.

It is expected the man will be taken into police custody later today.

Initial investigations have revealed the men were known to each other, according to Superintendent Robert Critchlow.

“While it is too early to speculate about a motive for the shooting, our information so far indicates it is a targeted attack,” Mr Critchlow said.

“All the information provided to detectives so far tells us the men have known each other for some time; while they are not next-door neighbours, they do live in close proximity.

“Investigators have spoken to number of people at the scene, but they need more information about the actual shooting as well as the circumstances leading up to the confrontation last night”.

Charges are yet to be laid.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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