Man charged over gun­fire

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

A MAN, 26, was ar­rested af­ter al­legedly fir­ing a sawn- off ri­fle into Ross River yes­ter­day.

Po­lice re­ceived sev­eral calls from wit­nesses about 7am, af­ter the man al­legedly fired the .22 ri­fle, with the words “such is life” em­bla­zoned on it.

He was quickly found rid­ing a push bike, but did not have the firearm on him.

Po­lice will al­lege he fled, be­fore be­ing caught and lead­ing po­lice to the gun.

He was ar­rested and was ex­pected to be charged with a num­ber of of­fences in­clud­ing go­ing armed as to cause fear.

Wit­nesses with in­for­ma­tion are asked to con­tact Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

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