Another arrest follows investigation of stabbing and three public place shootings in shire and St George

Second man charged following shootings probe

A second man man has been charged following an investigation into a stabbing and a series of public place shootings in Sutherland Shire and St George.

Sutherland detectives commenced an investigation under Strike Force Kiewarra after a 26-year-old man was stabbed on Glencoe Street, Sutherland, on February 28 this year.

The investigation was widened to cover public place shootings at Lucas Heights on March 29, Bexley on the same date and at a unit complex at Caringbah on April 1.

A police statement said, "As part of ongoing inquiries, a 29-year-old man was charged in April and remains before the courts.

"Following further inquiries, police executed a search warrant at a unit on Glencoe Street, Sutherland, about 8.15am today (Wednesday June 3).

"A 30-year-old man was arrested and taken to Sutherland Police station where he was charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, possess shortened firearm without authority, discharge firearm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and acquire firearm subject to a prohibition order.

"The man was refused bail and appeared at Sutherland Local Court today, where he was formally refused bail to re-appear at the same court on July 30.

"Inquiries are continuing and anyone who has information which may assist police is urged to contact Sutherland Police on 02 9542 0899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000."

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