Gang related shooting sends man to hospital

A MAN has been taken to hospital with gunshot wounds following a Chifley shooting this morning (March 19), which police believe is Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) related. 

Police received calls at about 6.30am reporting that shots had been fired in Maclaurin Crescent, and that a man with gunshot wounds had sought help in the nearby service station on the corner of Melrose Drive and Botany Street.

The man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and several vehicles and other property was damaged at the location.

Acting superintendent of criminal investigations Shane Scott says violent acts such as this will not be tolerated in the ACT.

“This was a brazen targeted shooting which resulted in injuries to a person and damaged surrounding property,” he says.

“Any incident that involves firearms raises risk to the safety of the wider community.”

Police are urging anyone who saw any suspicious activity in Chifley or Phillip at around 6.30am, or who have any information or CCTV, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000 using reference number 6245749.

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