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Escape from shootings

THE occupants of one home had a lucky escape after two separate shooting incidents in Auburn in less than a week.

Police responded to reports of shots fired on Cumberland Road at 6.50pm on Friday, January 3.
Officers found a blood trail in the driveway of a home, and evidence that a number of bullets had been fired into a parked vehicle and one into a boundary fence.
The occupants were spoken to, with two people seen leaving the scene, one in a vehicle, but no description was available.
Auburn PAC crime manager, detective inspector Chris Laird, said police were also investigating a shooting at Ettalong Road just before at 8.30am on Thursday, January 9.
No injuries were reported but Det Insp Laird said they believed more than a dozen shots were targeted at the driver of a car, with six people inside a nearby home innocently caught in the crossfire.
“The number of shots fired today went into the house and it’s a miracle no one was killed or injured,” he said.
“The people home at the time… were narrowly missed by the projectiles as they went through the house and that’s why it’s a shocking crime.
“At the end of the day one of the mothers was so shocked she had to go to hospital, which is understandable.”
He said Auburn Police were trying to determine if the shootings are linked.
As investigations continue, officers are urging anyone who saw a late-model white BMW sedan leaving the area at the time of the second shooting to contact Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000.
Information is treated in strict confidence.

Women ‘trespassing’
TWO women, including a 20-year-old from Merrylands, have charged with trespass after allegedly being caught on a poultry farm near Bargo by security guards last Wednesday night.
Police were called to the property shortly before midnight and arrested the pair and allegedly seized a black backpack containing a digital SLR camera, batteries, a monitor, a high-powered photography light, and several SD cards for further forensic examination.
A 22-year-old woman from Kurrajong was charged enter enclosed agricultural lands interfere etc business; possess means of disguising face with intent commit indictable offence; and possess surveillance devices intend unlawful use.
The younger Merrylands woman was also enter enclosed agricultural lands interfere etc business and possess means of disguising face with intent commit indictable offence.