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A man has been charged after allegedly shooting at a teenage couple during a dispute on a property near Grafton yesterday.

About 10am on Saturday (April 28), the 28-year-old man became involved in an argument with a 19-year-old man and woman who were staying on his property at Whiteman Creek.

Police allege that the man told the couple to leave and as that they were packing their belongings he fired a shot at them.

As the couple quickly drove from the property a second shot was discharged into the air.

They immediately contacted police.

No one was injured but police visited the property and spoke with the man and his 36-year-old brother.

They seized five guns were from the property along with ammunition and a small quantity of cannabis.

The 28-year-old man was arrested and charged with using unauthorised firearm.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Grafton Local Court on Monday May 7.

Inquiries into the matter continue with further arrests and charges anticipated.

 


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