Man shot dead in ‘targeted attack’ in Canberra

INVESTIGATIONS are under way after a man was shot dead in what police are calling a targeted attack in Canberra’s north overnight.

The shooting occurred at a house on Windeyer Street in Watson around 7.45pm.

Police were called to reports of a disturbance at the address. When they arrived, they found a 37-year-old with a life-threatening gunshot wound.


The victim died at the scene. ACT Policing released a statement this morning, confirming the man’s death.

In the statement, police said the shooting was believed to have been a targeted attack.

Investigations are ongoing and a crime scene will remain in place at the home over the weekend.

Police are urging anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious near Windeyer Street yesterday to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via

Information can be provided anonymously.