POLICE INVESTIGATE ANOTHER BIKIE-RELATED SHOOTING
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Police are investigating another bikie-related shooting, the third in Canberra in less than a fortnight.
Around 1am this morning, police were called to a house in Isabella Plains following reports of possible gun shots and a house fire.
Officers arrived to find a 9kg petrol gas cylinder that’d been used to start a blaze which damaged the front a house on Ellerston Avenue – next door to a childcare centre.
Information given to police indicates two men, who were seen at the location driving a small silver hatchback, fired shots into the house using a shotgun and a handgun.
One man’s described as Caucasian with a medium build – he was wearing a light coloured top and blue jeans at the time.
The shooting comes just days after bikie-related shootings in Kambah and Waramanga, with Taskforce Nemesis investigating all incidents.
“Events such as those seen over the last month highlight the need for new and different approaches,” Detective Superintendent Ben Cartwright said.
“ACT Policing will continue discussions with the ACT Government regarding legislative reform, such as tougher firearms laws and powers that will overcome the need for cooperation from those who don’t wish to assist police.”
It’s understood a fight for power in Canberra’s south between bikie gangs the Nomads and the Comanchero’s is behind the shootings.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.