UPDATED: Man and woman arrested after shooting in Dunlop

Michael Weaver 2 June 2020
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A man has been shot through the front door of his residence in Percy Begg Circuit, Dunlop overnight. Photo: File.

UPDATE – 1 June: Police have now arrested a man and a woman, and recovered a weapon, in relation to a disturbance and a subsequent shooting in Dunlop on Saturday night (30 May).

Police had already arrested a man from Charnwood in relation to the shooting on Sunday morning. Now, the continuing investigation into the incident has led to two further arrests overnight.

A 20-year-old Page woman was given watch house bail and is due to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday, 15 June, charged with property damage and common assault.

A man was also arrested and released. He will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

A search of bushland north of Dunlop Ponds located a firearm, which police believe was used in the shooting.

An ACT Policing spokesperson said the shooting was not related to criminal gang activity.

Police were initially looking for a man and a woman after a shooting at a home in Dunlop on Saturday night that has left another man in hospital.

At about 9:00 pm, police received reports that a man had been shot through the front door of his residence in Percy Begg Circuit, Dunlop. This report followed a disturbance in the same street earlier in the evening.

On arrival, police confirmed that the man had received injuries from a shotgun. He was taken to hospital by ACT Ambulance Service paramedics.

Officers established a crime scene and AFP forensic officers, along with officers from the ACT Policing’s firearms and canine units attended to examine the area. AFP Search and Rescue personnel conducted a search of the area.

At about 1:00 am on Sunday (31 May), a 32-year-old man from Charnwood was arrested at his home and taken to the regional watch house. He will face multiple charges arising from this incident at the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday.

An ACT Policing spokesperson said police were looking for two people believed to be known to the arrested man. One is a male, along with a female who was involved in the earlier disturbance.

It is believed they ran from Percy Begg Circuit into De Mole Street in Dunlop.

Police urge anyone who saw any suspicious activity in Dunlop between 8:00 and 9:00 pm on Saturday night, or who may have any information or CCTV that could assist police, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website.

Information can be provided anonymously by using the reference number P1840738.


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