Police have released the identify of the man who was fatally shot in Cooks Hill last Thursday.

40-year-old Wesley Prentice from Rutherford was gunned down inside a unit on Darby Street.

Police are continuing their investigations and are asking for assistance from the public and anyone who may have dashcam footage from Darby Street and nearby Parkway Avenue, Tooke and Brooks Streets about 12:45pm last Thursday.

Witness say they saw two people – a man and a woman – running from the scene.

Superintendent Wayne Humphrey says police have had a good response from the public with information about the incident and the postmortem is being undertaken on Monday.

Pictured: Superintendent Wayne Humphrey speaking to the
 media this morning.