Gunshots have been fired at a car in a residential area of Queanbeyan following an alleged traffic altercation in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Police are now appealing for information after a man was shot in the leg following the incident that occurred at about 4:15 am on Saturday (2 November).
Shots were allegedly fired at a dark blue Toyota Echo travelling along Molonglo Street, Queanbeyan.
An 18-year-old man, who was a passenger in the vehicle, sustained a gunshot wound to his leg.
The man suffered non-life-threatening injuries and initially refused medical treatment before attending a hospital in the ACT.
Officers attached to Monaro Police District were called to a home in Queanbeyan following the alleged incident and established a crime scene, before seizing a blue Toyota Echo for forensic examination.
Strike Force Lotterie was established to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Police believe at least three shots were fired at the vehicle following an alleged traffic altercation, and are now appealing for anyone who may have seen a silver sedan and a dark blue Toyota Echo in the time leading up to the alleged shooting to contact police.
Police would also like to speak to a man described as Caucasian, aged in his 30s with a solid build, who was driving a silver sedan in the Queanbeyan area around the time of the incident.
Monaro Police District Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Neil Grey said the location of the alleged shooting is a real concern for police.
“We are looking at an incident that involves the discharge of a firearm in a residential area,” Inspector Grey said.
“There existed a real potential for members of the public to suffer significant harm from this reckless and dangerous act.
“This kind of behaviour won’t be tolerated by police, and anyone who chooses to engage in these reckless acts will face the full brunt of the law.”
Anyone with information, CCTV or dashcam footage is urged to contact Queanbeyan Police Station on (02) 6298 0555 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police inquiries are continuing.