Man with gunshot wounds checks in to hospital, shots heard at Waratah West

Police are investigating after a man with gunshot wounds turned up at a Newcastle hospital overnight.

About 11pm Wednesday a 24-year-old man was dropped at the Mater Hospital in Waratah, suffering gunshot wounds to his hand and shoulder. 

Police were contacted; however, are yet to speak to the man due to his medical state. His injuries are not considered life threatening.

Simultaneously, police were called to the intersection of Acacia Avenue and Allowah Street at Waratah West, after reports of gun shots.

Officers from Newcastle Police District established a crime scene, that will undergo forensic examination. 

Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting and are urging any witnesses or anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/