‘Man with bloody face' sought after fatal Newcastle shooting

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A man was wounded in a daylight shooting in Newcastle on Thursday, officials have said. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gaye GerardSource:News Corp Australia

Newcastle police have asked the public to keep a look out for a “man with blood on his face” after another man was gunned down inside an apartment on Thursday.

Police said several people appeared to have fled the apartment on Darby Street in the inner-city suburb of Cooks Hill after the fatal shooting, including a man and a woman who were of particular interest to police.

“There were two people in particular, a male and a female – the descriptions are varying, but around (the time of the shooting) they were running away,” Newcastle City police district commander Wayne Humphrey said.

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A man has been shot dead in Newcastle. Picture: 7 NewsSource:Supplied

“It was suggested the male had blood on his face.”

He said members of the public should contact Crimestoppers “as soon as possible” if the pair was sighted.

Police and paramedics rushed to the apartment about 12.45pm after members of the public called emergency services to say they heard gunshots being fired.

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said a man discovered inside the apartment was treated for wounds to the chest.

But his life could not be saved.

Police confirmed he had died but had not yet formally identified him.

A statement from police indicated he died from a single gunshot wound but NSW Ambulance said there were multiple wounds.

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