Police investigate targeted shooting in Coombs

Under Investigation

ACT Policing is investigating a targeted shooting incident in Coombs this morning (Friday, 9 October 2020).

About 2.50am, officers responded to reports of the sound of gun shots on Fairhall Street.

On arrival, police confirmed multiple shots had been fired into the side of a car. While no one was hurt during the incident, residents were home at the time.

Residents reported seeing a car speeding away, last seen travelling eastbound on John Gorton Drive.

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations is leading the investigation and believes this was a targeted attack. At this time, detectives do not believe criminal gangs were involved.

Detective Acting Superintendent Mark Steel said AFP Forensic Services attended the crime scene to examine the area.

“ACT Policing recovered three spent shotgun casings at the crime scene which are being forensically examined,” Detective Acting Superintendent Steel said.

“ACT Policing remains focused on keeping our community safe, and it’s important to recognise this was a targeted attack rather than a random incident. Our detectives are making a number of enquiries.”

ACT Policing’s examination of the ammunition has determined the weapon used is not the same as firearms issued to AFP officers.

Police urge anyone who saw suspicious activity in Coombs early this morning, or who may have information or CCTV that could assist police, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6643466. Information can be provided anonymously.

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