Man Charged Over Wallsend Shooting

A man has been arrested following investigations into a shooting at Wallsend.

Early Tuesday morning, police responded to reports a shot had been fired through the front window of a Platt Street home.

Three adults and three children were home at the time but escaped unharmed.

Shortly before 1 o’clock Wednesday morning, officers stopped a stolen car at Broadmeadow and discovered a shortened shotgun, ammunition and a small amount of cannabis.

The 25-year-old male driver has been charged with several firearms offences as well as car theft and intimidation.

His passenger, a 22-year-old woman, was issued with a cannabis caution and released from police custody.