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No one injured following Narrabundah drive-by shooting

Narrabundah’s Goyder Street was blocked off this afternoon (Tuesday 3 November) as police investigate a drive-by shooting that took place about 2.40pm.

At that time, a vehicle approached a house before firing around five shots that struck the building and a vehicle parked outside.

ACT Policing Detective Inspector Matt Reynolds said there were two adults and a child inside the Narrabundah house at the time of the shooting, none of whom were injured by the attack.

“At this early stage, we believe it is potentially a targeted attack on this household and we do not believe it is criminal gang related,” he said.

Detective Inspector Reynolds said he believed the shooting was related to a “business transaction”, but “not necessarily a recognised business” that they don’t believe is drug related.

“Our investigation so far, we believe the offender in this matter has cause to be aggrieved with the occupants,” he said.

The occupants of the house are not known to police.

“We do have a suspect in mind at this stage … we are looking for anybody with CCTV or who may have witnessed a vehicle leaving the scene at around 2.40pm this afternoon.”

With the AFP forensics team looking at the scene, early indications have led them to believe the attack was potentially conducted with a rifle, but that’s still to be confirmed, and that there was either one or two offenders involved in the shooting.

Detective Inspector Matt Reynolds said it was important to recognise this was a targeted attack rather than a random incident.

“There is no ongoing threat to the public … Any firearm or any event like this is certainly a concern for the community, however I will say ACT residents should still feel safe, we live in the safest city in Australia.”

No surrounding properties were damaged by the shooting.

Police urge anyone who saw any suspicious activity in Narrabundah today, or who may have information, dash-cam or CCTV footage related to the incident to contact ACT Policing on 131 444, Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6665610.

Information can be provided anonymously.

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