Bathurst police on the hunt for 46-year-old David Casey for assaultng father and discharging firearm

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A 46-YEAR-OLD Bathurst man is on the run from police with residents warned he might be armed and dangerous.

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of46-year-oldDavid Caseyafter he allegedly assaulted his father, discharged a firearm and fled in a car near Bathurst on Saturdaynight.

Caseyallegedly entered his parents’home in O’Connellarmed with a revolver about 10.30pm.

He allegedly threatened the pair before assaulting his 79-year-old father, causing serious injuries.

Police said Caseydischarged the revolver into the floor before fleeing in a white Holden Colorado utility with registration plates CDB-43L.

The 79-year-old man was treated by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to Bathurst Hospital with serious injuries.

A crime scene was established and investigations are continuing.

Officers are appealing for public assistance and are warning the public not to approach the man or the car, as he may be armed with a revolver and a rifle.

David Casey is described as Caucasian in appearance, 185cm to 190cm tall, with a thin build and brown hair.

He was last seen driving a white Holden Colorado utility with registration CDB-43L.

As David Casey may be armed, officers are urging anyone who knows the whereabouts of the man or the utility not to approach, but contact Triple-0immediately.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page athttps://nsw.crimestoppers杭州龙凤

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Police areremindingpeople that they should not report crime information via the policeFacebook and Twitter pages.