A gun, baseball bat and man hit by a car?

A GUN, a baseball bat and a man hit by a car.

The reports coming from Howlong were unusual to say the least and that was before a man walked into the Albury hospital with two puncture wounds in his back.

Albury detectives are piecing together a series of bizarre reports from Boxing Day evening that related to an alleged violent assault in the town.

Albury police Inspector David Cottee said a male resident confronted a small group of people about 11pm in Sturt Street after they banged fences in the street.

“The man is alleged to have assaulted two of the group while a third man ran to seek assistance from another house,” Insp Cottee said.

The resident of that other house was also allegedly assaulted.

“There are a number of differing versions of the events, including reports of a firearm and baseball bats being produced as the melee continued,” Insp Cottee said.

“It is also alleged that a short time later a dark-coloured sedan was driven directly at one of the men and collided with him, forcing him over the bonnet and the roof of the car.”

Insp Cottee confirmed a man was treated for two puncture wounds and a perforated bowel at the Albury hospital that related to the incident.

Detectives are asking for anyone who witnessed the incidents to come forward.

Information can be given anonymously by phoning Albury detectives on (02) 6023 9299.

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