Dog shot in horror armed gang attack

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A dog has been shot in the midst of an alleged confrontation between the owner and six men. Picture: Supplied

A dog has been shot during a confrontation on a northern NSW property involving six men allegedly carrying multiple weapons.

Just after 9pm on Thursday, police were called to a home in Coromandel Street in South Tamworth following reports shots had been fired.

Police allege six males – one armed with a machete and another with a firearm – arrived on the property and began arguing with a 48-year-old man.

One of the males allegedly fired a shot at the 48-year-old man’s dog, hitting it in the leg.

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A dog has been shot and multiple men are allegedly on the run following a wild confrontation at a property in South Tamworth. Picture: Supplied

The group then fled the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

The dog was taken to a veterinary clinic for further treatment.

A crime scene was established and investigations are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

As inquiries continue, police urge any witnesses or anyone with dashcam vision to come forward.