Mum’s fear over shooting
Kylie, four children waiting to be resettled two months after house was peppered with bullets
KYLIE Dixon has been living in limbo since her home in Shalvey was shot at multiple times two months ago.
Ms Dixon, 28, a single mother of four, was home at the time of the shooting.
Since then she has been sleeping with her children on the floor of her sister’s or mother’s houses, too scared to move back to the Hopman Cres property.
The Standard visited Ms Dixon’s Housing NSW property last week and saw a number of bullet holes.
Multiple shots had peppered the window next to the front door and pierced a wall inside the house.
A bullet appears to have blown a hole in the airconditioning unit in a front-room window.
Ms Dixon claimed slow communication between Housing NSW and police had delayed the process of moving her family into safer accommodation.
“I didn’t even go back to the house to live,” she said. “I’m petrified.”
While Ms Dixon said she filed a request with Housing NSW to move to a safer house, a Family and Community Services spokesman said it was waiting on more information.
There have been several shooting reports in Shalvey this year, including at a nearby house on the same night, thought to be linked to gangs.
Ms Dixon said she had no affiliation with a gang.
She said her previous partner, from whom she separated three years ago, might have had a connection.
“I’m getting angry because I have four kids,” Ms Dixon said.
“I’ve been living in a house by myself for eight years and now I’m back with my mother.”
A FACS spokesman said: “FACS also needs the family’s co-operation in obtaining information about their household – which they have been asked for in order to secure appropriate alternative accommodation.
“FACS will provide alternative accommodation for this family as soon as an appropriate property becomes available.”
Inspector Scott Smith, of Mt Druitt Police, said information had been passed on as would be done in any normal investigation.
“The people involved have been provided all the information in relation to the investigation,” he said.
“Department of Housing have been in contact with us and we have given them the information they requested.”
The property in Shalvey that was shot at and (right) a bullet hole at the house.