Hunt under way for armed man

A MANHUNT was under way late last night to find a man who fled a Narrabri home after allegedly trying to shoot a woman.

ON THE RUN: Brendon Rooze is wanted by police after a shooting incident in Narrabri. Photo: NSW Police

ON THE RUN: Brendon Rooze is wanted by police after a shooting incident in Narrabri. Photo: NSW Police

Police believe 29-year-old Brendon Rooze is armed and dangerous and could still be in the local area following Sunday night’s shooting.

About 6pm on Sunday, Rooze was involved in an argument with a 27-year-old woman at a Purcell Dr home in Narrabri.

It was at this moment where the argument escalated.

“It’s alleged the man discharged a rifle towards the woman’s leg, however the bullet missed and she was not injured,” Barwon Inspector Stuart Campbell said.

“Police were notified and attended a short time later however the man had already fled.”

A crime scene was set up as officers combed the area but there’s been no sightings of Rooze since and police say he could be armed and dangerous.

“Police are stressing to the public not to approach this man because he’s believed to still be in possession of the rifle,” Inspector Campbell said.

“A number of attempts have been made to locate the man, however at this point in time they have been unsuccessful.”

Barwon detectives have taken charge of the investigation with a number of resources deployed in the hunt for Rooze, who is described as Caucasian, about 170-180cm tall with a medium build.

Police said Rooze has a fair complexion, light brown hair and brown eyes.

“We urge members of the community not to approach him but call triple-zero immediately,” Inspector Campbell said.

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