A man has been charged following investigations into a public place shooting at Raymond Terrace on Saturday.
About 11am, the occupants of a home on Benjamin Lee Drive noticed a .22 calibre bullet had penetrated the front door and lodged in an internal wall, police said.
Police were called and an investigation was commenced.
About 10am,Tuesday, Port Stephens-Hunter Police District officers searched a Mazda 323 in Dungog where they allegedly located a .22 calibre casing in the footwell.
The vehicle was seized and taken for further forensic examination, police said.
About 4.10pm officers attended a home in Raymond Terrace where they arrested a 19-year-old man.
He was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station for questioning.
Police will allege they found a firearm during a search of the man's home.
He was then charged with fire firearm at dwelling house with disregard for public safety, and possess unauthorised firearm.
He was given conditional bail and is due to appear in Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday, June 1.
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