David King Death – Obituary : At about 1:45 p.m. yesterday, a man was found with a gunshot wound in his car on the NSW Hunter region.
Officers responded to the Hideaway Drive, Salt Ash, at Port Stephens, on reports of crashed car. On arrival, they discovered a man in his Ford Ranger Ute with a gunshot wound.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified as 45-year-old David King, of Tanilba Bay, reports states.
Eye witness told the police a man was getting out of the Ford Ranger and into a white Hyundai Santa Fe shortly after the crash before the vehicle fled the scene.
The white Santa Fe was later found burnt out at Masonite Road, Heatherbrae.
Two crime scenes were established and were examined by specialist forensic officers.
Port Stephens-Hunter detectives, assisted by the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, established Strike Force Breve to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.
Detectives are reportedly treating this as a targeted attack.
Authorities are urging anyone who may have seen a white Ford Ranger utility or a white Hyundai Santa Fe in the Salt Ash, Raymond Terrace and Heatherbrae areas between 8am and 3pm yesterday (Sunday 29 August 2021) or who may have dashcam footage are asked to contact Raymond Terrace Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.