A man has been shot dead at a home north of Sydney.
The man, believed to be aged in his 20s, was gunned down just after 4pm on Saturday in Maryland, west of Newcastle.
Terrified residents called police after hearing gunfire.
The surrounding area has been forced into lockdown with four ambulance crews still at the scene.
A New South Wales Police spokesperson confirmed a crime scene had been established on Beauford Avenue following the fatal shooting.
The victim was found in a garage.
Officers from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad have launched investigations.
No arrests have been made.
More to come.