A man was shot in an alleged drive-by shooting in the southern Perth suburb of Hammond Park on Tuesday and was rushed to a hospital for treatment of his injuries.
The man, 30, was shot in one arm but survived the attack. He is now recovering in the hospital. The police Gang Crime Squad is inspecting the matter, which is believed to be a drive-by shooting incident that has bikie-related connections. As soon as the officers were informed about the shooting into a house where the man was shot, they reached Bischoff Road at 2:25 a.m.
According to the information received by the ABC, a man fired outside a house at around 2:00 a.m. He was on a motorbike when he fired shots outside the house and sped away. Paramedics were called to the spot to treat the victim before he was taken to the hospital by the St. John Ambulance. A spokesman from the hospital, where the victim was taken, confirmed that he was in a stable condition and his wounds were not life-threatening.
The forensic department of police closed the street for inspection. A nearby resident, Simon, who has lived in the area for more than four years, said that this was the first time he witnessed such an act in the area. “It woke me up but I didn’t go outside, then about an hour later I heard all these cars turning up,” he said as quoted by Yahoo News. “Once every couple of weeks you hear loud bikes going up the street, but we feel completely safe,” he added.
News.com.au reported that it was unknown what kind of weapon was used for shooting and how many shots the person on the bike released.
Police have urged the public to contribute to the investigation if they knew anything about the issue. The witnesses are asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or file their suspicion about anything online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.