Wagga Wagga man arrested two years later

A WAGGA Wagga man will face court on firearms charges following an incident in Tamworth nearly two years ago where shots were allegedly fired.

About 5.30am on January 1, 2011, police were called to a house in Thompson Crescent, South Tamworth, after a number of gunshots were allegedly fired.

Oxley Local Area Command officers attended and a crime scene was established.

A forensic examination was conducted on a property and a canvass of the surrounding area undertaken.

Police also interviewed a number of witnesses.

Following an extensive investigation, police arrested a man about 8.45am yesterday on Tuesday at a property in Matong, 70km south of Wagga Wagga.

The 41-year-old man was taken Wagga Wagga Police Station where he was charged with fire firearm in or near a public place, and possessing an unauthorised pistol.

He was granted conditional bail and ordered to appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court on October 31.  Investigations into the incident continue.

Yesterday’s events come in the wake of a separate investigation into a drive-by shooting in West Tamworth late on Monday night.

A crime scene was established at that house after reports of a shot was fired at the home. 

Bullet fragments were seized by police and are undergoing forensic testing.

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