Shooting suspect known
POLICE are closing in on a man wanted for questioning over a shooting at Toormina.
A man, 30, was shot in the upper arm after a heated argument on the front veranda outside his Lalaguli Dr home on Sunday about 10pm.
Police are now seeking to question a Boambee East man, 29, in relation to the incident.
The gunshot victim was rushed to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital in a serious condition.
A Mid North Coast Local Health spokeswoman said the man has since been transferred to Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.
Neighbours told police they heard the two men arguing before the sound of a gunshot rang out.
Police said the man who fled the scene was known to the gunshot victim and that a woman, aged in her 30s, was also home at the time and was uninjured.
It's believed the suspected gunman fled the scene in a vehicle, which one witness described as being a red Holden Commodore.
Police arrived to find the occupant suffering the gunshot wound and he was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to the Coffs Harbour Emergency ward.
Forensic police established a crime scene outside the home.
Anyone with information into this matter should call Coffs Harbour Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A MAN is in a serious condition in hospital after he was shot in the upper arm at Toormina.
The shooting happened on Sunday night just moments after three armed robbers held-up Club Coffs in an unrelated incident.
Police investigating an extraordinary night of crime on the Coffs Coast responded to the two major incidents, which happened within minutes of each other around 10pm.
What is known is that a man, 30 suffered a gunshot wound outside a home in Lalaguli Dr, Toormina.
Police said it appears he had been arguing with a man known to him on the front verandah of the premises when he was shot.
The suspected gunman fled the scene and the victim remains in Coffs Harbour Hospital.
A woman, believed to be aged in her 30s, was also home at the time of the shooting, however she was not injured.
A crime scene has been established and police from Coffs Clarence Local Area Command are investigating the incident
Police said the shooting happened around the same time, as three armed offenders wearing balaclavas held-up Club Coffs in West High St.
Staff members were in the process of closing the venue when they were approached by three men armed with a firearm, a knife and another weapon.
They were ordered back inside the building and police confirmed a sum of cash was stolen, before the men made a getaway.
The alarm was raised at 10.15pm.
Forensic police remained on scene until early this morning and detectives are expected to release descriptions of the men after viewing the club's security footage.