Shot fired into South Nowra clubhouse

Shoalhaven District Football Association president Ian Cockburn shows the bullet hole in the clubhouse canteen.

Shoalhaven District Football Association president Ian Cockburn shows the bullet hole in the clubhouse canteen.

POLICE were called to the Shoalhaven District Football Association’s South Nowra clubhouse on Friday morning to investigate a shooting.

Several shots were fired at the facility sometime after 6.30pm on Thursday night, penetrating the clubhouse canteen window and smashing the glass door of the drinks fridge inside.

“It could have ended a lot differently,” Shoalhaven District Football Association president Ian Cockburn said.

“Police weren’t able to find the bullet in the canteen, but they did find another bullet lodged in a tree nearby.

“I can’t understand people’s thinking.

“There could have been someone in here stocking the fridge. The only reason no one was here last night is because the soccer was called off because of the rain.

“To think what we could have walked into – it’s dangerous and bloody stupid.

“I mean, good God, someone could have been shot.”

Mr Cockburn said the cost of the damage could be in the thousands.

“I’m filthy about it.”

Nowra police said they were continuing investigations. Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 4421 9699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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