Mystery over shots fired at Canberra townhouse

Updated September 11, 2017 13:44:54

ACT police are investigating the latest in a spate of shootings in Canberra, this time at a Tuggeranong townhouse in broad daylight.

Neighbours on Burgoyne Street heard at least four shots fired into the home about 11:00am on Sunday.

Bullets struck the rear of the property, with holes and markings visible on the back fence, a water heater, doorframe, and wall.

Investigators said they were yet to determine the motive of the attack.

While Canberra has experienced a spate of bikie shootings in recent months, police said the latest incident did not appear to be related to outlaw motorcycle gangs.

No-one was hurt in the shooting but emergency services swarmed on the scene after the first triple-0 call was made.

“AFP Forensics and the Firearms Identification and Armory Team attended and conducted an examination of the scene,” police said.

The home is part of a complex of about 15 townhouses, some of which house children.

Police said the occupants of the house were cooperating with their investigation.

Topics: crime, law-crime-and-justice, bonython-2905, canberra-2600, act, australia

First posted September 11, 2017 13:17:24