Police are investigating if the victim of a shooting in Kellyville on Tuesday night is involved in any criminal activities.
Police said at about 10.30pm, a Molise Avenue resident, 24, walked out of his house with his girlfriend, also aged 24, from Kellyville, towards her Ford Falcon parked outside.
They told police that a man dressed in dark clothes and a balaclava appeared from behind a truck and shot at him.
The victim sought cover and his girlfriend got inside her car while the offender continued to shoot what police believes to have been four rounds of bullets from a small handgun.
Projectiles hit the house and the girlfriend’s car.
The victim told police the offender got into a black Toyota Kluger with tinted windows and drove away towards the north.
Police are uncertain if the alleged offender was the driver or if there were others in the car, but said this was a targeted attack.
At this stage the victim is not assisting police with the investigation.
Castle Hill police detectives and State Crime Command officers are working together to determine the motive of the attack and the ballistics team are examining the projectiles to identify what gun was used.
Castle Hill police crime manager Detective Inspector Gary Bailey said police had increased patrols in the area.
‘‘We’re asking for anyone with more details on the car, or anyone who may have captured the attack on their security footage at home, to get in contact with police,’’ he said.
No one was injured during the shooting.
Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.
In other police news:
Truck and car collide on the M2
A driver escaped uninjured after his Mazda 3 was pushed forward along the M2 motorway in Baulkham Hills by a Western Star B-double truck on Monday night.
The Chatswood driver, 44, told police he noticed the truck was merging into his lane at about 6.45pm.
Fearing being squashed between the side barriers of the road and the truck, driven by a 44-year-old Yamba man, the driver accelerated to overtake the truck.
The Mazda clipped the front of the truck and was pushed forward for a few metres before colliding with the centre line barrier.
The incident caused a fuel spill from the truck.
No one was injured.
The road had to be resurfaced due to damage from the fuel.
Police are investigating the accident to determine who was at fault and are looking for witnesses.
Crime prevention forum
Police will hold a crime prevention forum in West Pennant Hills on August 28 to discuss the increase in the number of break-ins in the area.
The offences are occurring at various times during the day and night, with two-storey houses being the most common target.
During the forum Castle Hill Police will discuss crime statistics, home and personal safety and how to preserve a crime scene as well as talk about the Find My Phone app.
Attendees will have a chance to ask questions.
The forum will be held from 7pm-8pm at the West Pennant Hills Valley Community Centre on 42a Hill Road.
Details: Constable Jodie Suters, 9680 5399.
Police arrested and charged two men from Bidwill with attempted aggravated break-in with intent following an incident at a Beaumont Hills house on Monday.
The female resident of a Farmers Circuit house, 41, told police she saw the two men trying to get into her house at about 10.50am.
She made some noise to deter the men and saw them get into a red Holden Astra.
She called police with the car’s registration number and the car was later stopped by police at Bridgewood Drive, Beaumont Hills.
The two men, aged 33 and 41, were given conditional bail to appear at Parramatta Court in September.
Robbers had a knife
A Cherrybrook man, 23, was approached by two offenders armed with a knife on Old Northern Road, Castle Hill, on Tuesday night.
He told police he was near the Terminus Street intersection at about 8.20pm when one of the offenders pointed a 30 centimetre hunting knife at him and demanded his wallet.
He said the men then grabbed his mobile phone and ran. The victim followed them and wrote down the registration number of their silver Nissan Pulsar.
He described the men as being both aged 18-23 and 1.75 metres tall.
One was described as being of Middle Eastern appearance with dark skin and black hair and the other was caucasian with blonde hair, thin build and wearing a white shirt.
Investigations are continuing.