Police are appealing for information after a shot was fired during a home invasion at Warilla early Wednesday.
About 12.30am a man wearing a balaclava allegedly entered a unit on Peterborough Avenue and discharged a firearm. The round hit a freezer located in the kitchen.
Officers have been told the man then left the unit and was last seen running north towards a vehicle on View Street.
The four occupants of the home were not injured during the incident.
Police from Lake Illawarra attended the unit and established a crime scene.
A police dog was able to track a scent to View Street, where the man is believed to have entered a car that drove away.
Descriptions of the man and vehicle are currently unavailable.
Detectives are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to call Lake Illawarra Police Station on 02 4232 5599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.