A man has been charged over an alleged shooting in a public place near Scone earlier this week.
A 43-year-old man presented to Scone hospital with gunshot wounds to his leg and ankle, at about 4am on Tuesday.
He was taken to John Hunter Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.
Police launched an investigation into how the man suffered his injuries and executed a search warrant at a home in Barton Street, Scone, on Wednesday.
There they arrested a 51-year-old man, who was later charged with two counts each of possessing an unregistered firearm (not a prohibited firearm/pistol); not keeping a firearm safely (not a prohibited firearm of pistol); possessing an unauthorised firearm; as well as one count each of discharging a firearm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm; and cultivating a commercial quantity of cannabis.
Police allege they found two guns and a hydroponic drug setup when they searched the Barton Street home.
Detectives were still combing the scene on Thursday morning.
The 51-year-old man will face Muswellbrook Local Court on Thursday.
Police will allege in court that the injured 43-year-old was visiting the Scone property when he and the 51-year-old became involved in an altercation, during which the older man allegedly shot the younger man in the leg.
Police said in a statement initial investigations suggested the incident was targeted.