Police are appealing for the public’s assistance after a man was shot by an unknown intruder at his home at Tweed Heads West in the early hours of Saturday morning (September 8).
About 4.45am, a 76-year-old man went to the garage of his home on Piggabeen Road after hearing noises.
When he opened the garage door the man was shot in the leg by an unknown person, who then left the scene.
The injured man was treated by paramedics before being taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition.
A 73-year-old woman, who was also home at the time, was not physically injured during the incident.
Detectives from Tweed/Byron Police District have established Strike Force Dural as investigations into the incident continue.
Police would like to speak with anyone who may have dashcam or mobile phone footage and are urging anyone with information to come forward.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.