'Shots fired' in overnight Sydney assault

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Inner Sydney residents have reported hearing gunshots during the early-morning assault of an elderly man in Darlinghurst.

The 76-year-old was found with a non-life threatening head injury outside a unit block in Barcom Avenue, near Oxford St, about 4.30am on Tuesday and was taken to hospital in a stable condition.

Police have been searching the area and have urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

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