27 shots fired into home from high-powered rifle in bike-related shooting

MORE than 27 bullets have been fired into a house from a high-powered rifle in what police are treating as a bikie-related shooting in Canberra.

Detectives from Taskforce Nemesis are investigating the incident, which occurred in the ACT suburb of Waramanga late on Tuesday night.

Police say the Badimara Street home, which was occupied at the time, was peppered with bullets around 11.20pm.


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Officers arrived and counted more than 27 projectiles lodged in the front of the house and a car. Miraculously, no one was injured.

It’s understood the volley of shots were fired from a high-powered rifle from within a car which sped away from the scene immediately after the shooting.

Forensic officers from the Australian Federal Police were called in to examine the house, which was declared a crime scene.

Detective Superintendent of Criminal Investigations Ben Cartwright said the occupants of the home refused to cooperate with police.

“This incident isn’t a trivial matter,” Detective Superintendent Cartwright said. “The discharge of a firearm in a public area is reckless and dangerous and could have had fatal consequences.”

“This is serious and organised crime and will not be tolerated in the ACT.

“The activities of OMCG members cause harm and fear in our community and members of the community may inadvertently become caught up in this irresponsible behaviour.”

Detectives are urging anyone who may have information that could assist police with their investigation, or may have seen any suspicious activity in Badimara Street around the time of the shooting, to come forward.

Anyone with any information should contact ACT Policing Operations on 131 444. Information can also be provided anonymously via ACT Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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