Gunshots ring out on Cracker Night
A HOUSE in the northern suburbs was allegedly shot at on Cracker Night, with police investigating the circumstances around the shocking incident.
The house, on Lee Point Road, was allegedly shot at in the early hours of Monday, about 2am.
The Sunday Territorian understands at least two shots were fired at the property only hours after the legal win
dow for Cracker Night ceased.
The tall fence covers most of a person’s line of sight into the house, however damage high on the wall of the house can be seen. It is not clear if the damage is the result of a gun being fired or not.
NT Police did not inform the public of the alleged incident initially, but after questions were sent said there was no risk to the public
“Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding shots allegedly fired at a house in Moil, believed to be in the early hours of Monday morning,” a police spokesman said.
“Police are making inquiries and do not believe there is a public safety issue.”
The spokesman did not say if anyone had been arrested over the alleged shooting.
Police also did not answer questions as to whether they believed the alleged incident was carried out to coincide with the mayhem of Cracker Night. When queried if the incident was drug related, the spokesman said “police are investigating the circumstances”.
The spokesman said it seemed to have been an isolated disturbance.
“There were no other incidents of this nature reported on the night,” he said.
He said the occupants of the home reported the incident to police.
It is not known why the house was shot at.
People in the neighbourhood have reported seeing police cars and officers investigating the alleged incident at the home on Monday.
POLICE ARE MAKING INQUIRIES AND DO NOT BELIEVE THERE IS A PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUE