An investigation is underway following three public place shootings on the state's south coast at the weekend, police say.
According to police, at about 11pm Sunday, December 1, shots were allegedly fired into a home on View Street, Batehaven.
Police believe a man was at home at the time of the alleged shooting, and a vehicle was heard leaving the scene shortly after the shots were allegedly fired.
Police say at about 1am Monday, December 2, shots were allegedly fired into a home on the Kings Highway, Nelligen.
Then, according to police, at about 2am Monday December 2 three males were allegedly approached by three men armed with firearms on the Princes Highway just south of Batemans Bay.
"An altercation allegedly ensued, and a man was hit in the head with the back of a firearm," a NSW Police spokesperson said.
"The three men attended Batemans Bay Hospital before reporting the incident to police.
"Police received information that prior to the alleged assault, one of the alleged offenders attended a nearby service station and demanded other customers leave, before leaving the store without further incident."
Strike Force Wollumbin has been established by officers attached to South Coast Police District to investigate the circumstances surrounding the three incidents.
Investigators ask anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious around the time of any of the incidents to contact police.
South Coast Police District Commander, Superintendent Greg Moore said this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated.
"We have had three separate incidents in the space of a few hours where firearms have been held or discharged," Superintendent Moore said.
"This is a real concern for police, and there lies a real possibility that innocent people can suffer significant harm from this type of reckless and dangerous act.
"This kind of behaviour won't be tolerated, and anyone who chooses to engage in these reckless acts will face the full brunt of the law."
"Rest assured our officers are working hard and following several lines of inquiry to resolve this matter."
Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Batemans Bay police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.