Updated 12:45 pm 11 June: Members of ACT Policing’s homicide and forensics teams are investigating the death of a 48-year-old man who died from a single gunshot wound shortly after one or more people knocked on the door of the man’s townhouse.
The incident occurred at the end of a cul-de-sac in Mansfield Place in Phillip at about 11:45 pm last night (10 June).
Detective Inspector Marcus Boorman said a woman inside the home at the time of the shooting called ACT Ambulance Service who treated the man at the scene before taking him to hospital where he died a short time later.
The woman was not injured and is assisting police with their investigation.
“We have located a number of items of evidence that we will be forensically examining and we are also following a number of avenues of enquiry,” Det Insp Boorman said.
“We’re calling for anyone who has any information relating to this shooting to contact police, and also anyone who may have CCTV footage or dashcam footage in the Mansfield Place area at the time to also contact police.”
Det Insp Boorman said there was no evidence to suggest members of an outlaw motorcycle club were involved in the incident, but he did say police suspect more than one person was involved in the shooting.
Det Insp Boorman would also not be drawn on links to Operation Ironside earlier this week that led to the arrest of 224 offenders on 526 charges in every mainland Australian state following the Australian Federal Police-led operation.
“The circumstances surrounding this incident are yet to be established but I can say there is nothing to suggest that it is related to any outlaw motorcycle gang activity,” he said.
Police have yet to locate the weapon and Det Insp Boorman was unable to say whether the gunshot wound was at close range or the whereabouts of the man inside the home before he was fatally shot.
“We’ve established there was one shot fired and police believe there was more than one offender involved who attended at the front of the residence where a single shot has been fired,” Det Insp Boorman said.
Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Quote reference 6821216. Information can be provided anonymously.
9:20 am: A person has died following an incident at Phillip late last night, ACT Policing has confirmed.
ACT Policing and the ACT Ambulance Service were called to Mansfield Place in Phillip at about 11:45 pm on Thursday (10 June).
“One person was assessed at the scene before being transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The person later died at hospital,” an ACT Policing spokesperson said.
Investigations into the circumstances of the incident are ongoing. Police have cordoned off an area surrounding Mansfield Place.
“Please be aware there is a police presence in the area and there is no threat to public safety. Sections of Mansfield Place remain closed and people are asked to avoid the area,” the police spokesperson said.