Po­lice hunt for Gos­nells drive-by gun­man

The West Australian - - NEWS - Monique Dirksz

Po­lice are hunt­ing a gun­man who opened fire on a home in Gos­nells in an early morn­ing drive-by shoot­ing yes­ter­day.

A dozen shots were fired from a Holden Com­modore at the house on Harry Street at 5am, caus­ing dam­age to the prop­erty.

Bul­lets pen­e­trated the walls, bins left outdoors and win­dows of the home.

Foren­sic of­fi­cers were on the scene a short time later to in­spect the cas­ings left be­hind on the road. De­tec­tives be­lieve the tar­get re­sides in the top story of the prop­erty. Luck­ily no one was at home and there were no in­juries.

The shots were fired in quick suc­ces­sion and neigh­bours said it was all over within about 10 sec­onds.

But that was long enough to leave them ter­ri­fied, ac­cord­ing to nearby res­i­dent Sha­nee.

“It was quite nerve-rack­ing,” she told 7 News last night. “You would like to think it was a car back­fir­ing but it wasn’t — you can tell the difference.

“I’ve got two small chil­dren sleep­ing, so it was a bit of, ‘OK, what the hell do you do now?’ ”

Neigh­bours said there was an ar­gu­ment at the home a few days ago in­volv­ing three men in which the same ve­hi­cle is be­lieved to have been present.

The closed road in Gos­nells.

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