43-year-old man presented to Scone Hospital with gunshot wounds to leg and ankle

Man shot on New England Highway near Wingen

HUNTER Valley Police are investigating after a man presented to Scone hospital with gunshot wounds early this morning.

Just after 4am on Tuesday, November 24, a 43-year-old man presented to Scone Hospital with gunshot wounds to his leg and ankle - he is currently being transported to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Police have been told the injured man was driving north on the New England Highway, near Wingen, about midnight, when he pulled over after a white sedan approached from behind.

The injured man was involved in an altercation with two men from the white sedan, before a number of shots were fired and the pair fled. He reportedly drove to friend's home in Blandford before being taken to Scone Hospital.

Officers from the Hunter Valley Police District have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding how the man sustained his injuries.

As police continue their inquiries, they are urging anyone who may have information to contact Scone Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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