Narrabundah home shot at allegedly over business transaction gone wrong, police say



A 31-year-old man will face court in Canberra today after yesterday afternoon’s targeting shooting incident in Narrabundah.

Shots were fired at a house in Goyder Street about 2:00pm on Tuesday, hitting a car and the outside of the home.

On Wednesday morning, police said they had a man in custody, who was facing a number of charges including act endangering life, discharging a firearm and property damage.

“Police were doing a door knock of the residence and the person came back and fired some more shots,” ACT Policing’s Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan told ABC Radio Canberra this morning.

“Subsequent to that, a person is in custody and helping us with our inquiries.”

Police executed a search warrant at a property in Wright about 11:30pm yesterday. The 31-year-old man was arrested and taken to the ACT Regional Watch House.

Deputy Commissioner Gaughan said they did not believe the attack was bikie-related, but that drugs may be involved, and “there’s potential for a debt involved of some type”.

“It was a targeted attack, and there’s no threat to public safety.”

Child inside the house, no injuries

Two adults and a child were inside the home at the time of the shooting, but were uninjured.

Detective Inspector Matt Reynolds yesterday said that police were investigating whether the shooting was connected to a business deal between the gunman and an occupant of the home.

“We believe it’s potentially a targeted attack on this household, we do not believe it is criminal gang related,” Mr Reynolds said.

But Detective Inspector Reynolds said police did not believe the crime was drug-related at this stage, and the occupants of the home were not known to police.

“We believe the offender in this matter has cause to be aggrieved with the occupants,” he said.

Police said the gunman, potentially with another offender, then fled the scene in a car at 2:40pm.

Goyder Street was partially closed while forensic officers gathered evidence.

ACT Policing is asking for witnesses or anyone with information about the shooting to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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