Man shot at in Blackheath by two men

Police have appealed for public assistance after a man was shot at in a Blackheath pub on September 5.

About 11pm on Thursday, September 5, two men, armed with handguns, entered the rear door of the Gardners Inn and shot at a Blackheath man in his early 20s in the pokies area, narrowly missing him, according to police.

Both men fled the scene immediately and no-one was injured.

Blue Mountains Police Detective Inspector Scott McAlpine said each of the men fired a shot.

"Two shots were fired, narrowly missing the person in the pokie room. It had the potential to kill," Det Insp McAlpine said.

It follows an argument in the bar earlier in the evening between the three men, and an altercation outside on the footpath.

Blue Mountains Police Detective Inspector Scott McAlpine addresses the media about the Blackheath shooting on September 19.

Blue Mountains Police Detective Inspector Scott McAlpine addresses the media about the Blackheath shooting on September 19.

The men are described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in their early to mid 20s.

CCTV footage shows one man wearing a black hoodie and dark pants. The second man is depicted wearing a light brown jacket, dark pants and a baseball style cap.

As police inquiries continue, anyone with information is urged to contact Springwood Police Station on 4751 0263 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.