CENTRAL WEST, NSW, Australia - A man who was shot in the New South Wales Central West early Monday morning has died in hospital.
The man aged 68 had been confronted at a home in Wellington around 3:40am on Monday morning.
He was allegedly shot at the front door by offenders who fled the scene.
Emergency services were called to the home on Gisborne Street, Wellington, following reports of shots being fired at about 3:40am.
Officers from the Orana Mid-Western Police District attended the scene and found the 68-year old man inside the house with a gunshot wound to his leg.
He was transported to Orange Base Hospital (pictured) where he later died.
A crime scene was established and forensically examined by specialist police.
Detectives from Orana Mid-Western Police District - with the assistance of the State Crime Command's Homicide Squad - have established Strike Force Clavert to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man's death.
As investigations continue, police are urging anyone that may assist Strike Force Clavert detectives to contact Dubbo Police Station 02 6883 1599 or Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.