Shots fired in Craigie

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JOON­DALUP de­tec­tives have charged a Wan­neroo man (26) for al­legedly fir­ing ‘gel blaster’ pro­jec­tiles at pedes­tri­ans in Craigie on Tues­day.

Po­lice will al­lege a ve­hi­cle slowed down on Cam­ber­warra Drive and the front pas­sen­ger fired sev­eral gel pro­jec­tiles from a ‘gel blaster’ type of firearm at a man and his young son about 5pm on Septem­ber 4 as they got out of their car.

“The man was struck by the pro­jec­tiles in the chest and stom­ach area,” Se­nior Con­sta­ble Mick Slaugh­ter said. “The ve­hi­cle drove away with­out stop­ping.

“A short time later, the same ve­hi­cle ap­proached a man and woman walk­ing their dog along Cam­ber­warra Drive, fir­ing from the ‘gel blaster’.

“One of the pro­jec­tiles struck the woman’s shoul­der while an­other struck the up­per arm of the man.

“De­tec­tives lo­cated the ve­hi­cle that was in­volved in the in­ci­dents at an ad­dress in Wan­neroo.”

De­tec­tives charged the man with three counts of dis­charg­ing a firearm to the dan­ger of, or to cause fear to, the pub­lic and two counts of com­mon as­sault.

Other charges in­cluded com­mon as­sault in cir­cum­stances of ag­gra­va­tion, cannabis pos­ses­sion and pos­sess­ing drug para­pher­na­lia. The man is due to ap­pear in Joon­dalup Mag­is­trates Court on Septem­ber 28.

De­tec­tives are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing to iden­tify the front seat pas­sen­ger and would like to speak to any­one who was in the area.

Call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

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