Police are investigating after bullets were sprayed at a family home in East Maitland in the middle of the night.
Emergency services rushed to the scene on Gloaming Avenue to reports shots had been fired around 2 o’clock on Tuesday morning.
A couple and three children were inside at the time, but thankfully no one was injured.
In the wake of the incident officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District declared a crime scene and believe several shots were fired towards the home, with a number striking the building.
Inquiries are continuing as authorities try to piece together the circumstances surrounding the public place shooting.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.