It was all over in 30 seconds. Twenty seven bullet holes, some the size of a dollar coin, were blasted into the side of a Wallsend apartment on Tuesday in the latest chapter of the Hunter’s bikie war.
Surrounding residents who spoke to Fairfax Media described being awakened by rapid gunfire, presumably from a semi-automatic weapon at about midnight.
“It was just pop, pop, pop,” one shaken neighbour said.
“I don’t want to get dragged into it. The main thing is that no one got hurt.”
It is not known if the apartment’s occupants were home during the attack.
Forensic police and detectives remained at the scene until mid-morning on Tuesday.
Another resident, who did not wish to be identified, said she no longer felt safe in the street.
“I was in bed and the next thing I hear is shooting. You don’t know what to expect next,” she said
It is thought the latest round of bikie-related violence stems from rising tensions between the Sydney-based Finks motorcycle club and the Hunter-based Nomad motorcycle club
The police operation has now been cleared and traffic has returned to normal in Wallsend.
You can now access Longworth Avenue from Thomas Street and Newcastle Road.
A Wallsend unit was shot at overnight.
Emergency services were called to a unit on Longworth Avenue, Wallsend about 11.40pm on Tuesday, March 28 following reports of gunfire.
Police have been told that several shots were fired into a unit at the location.
No one was injured during the incident.
Officers from Newcastle City Local Area Command attended and launched an investigation.
Police are conducting a police operation in the area on Wednesday morning and as a result, there is no access to Longworth Avenue from Thomas Street and Newcastle Road. It’s advised to avoid the area.
A crime scene has been established which will be examined by forensics officers.
More to come.