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Chisholm Double Murder

By johnboy - 26 March 2009 250

[First filed: March 24, 2009 @ 17:38]

Word is coming in that there’s been a major incident in Chisholm, possibly a shooting.

(One source reckon’s it’s a square up for the death of James Peisley over the weekend. CORRECTION: Now hearing that the link is limited to Peisley buying speed from one of the deceased)

More on this as and when it comes to hand.

UPDATE: ABC radio news on 666 is reporting two men have been shot dead on Couchman Crescent in Chisholm.

ANOTHER UPDATE: The Herald Sun is claiming it’s a bikie related killing. A person is assisting with inquiries and a firearm has been recovered.

FURTHER UPDATE: The Canberra Times informs that is believed the man being questioned is a brother of one of the victims.

The AFP website remains irresolutely useless. But Crimestoppers has two items on this:

    1. Police incident, Chisholm:

    ACT Policing is at the scene of an incident in Couchman Crescent where a man has been shot.

    About 3.10pm today (March 24) police and ACT Ambulance Service received a call for assistance amid reports that a man had suffered a gunshot wound. The area around Couchman Crescent was cordoned off as police responded to the incident.

    ACT Ambulance declared the man deceased at the scene. Territory Investigations Group officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

    The area remains blocked off to members of the public as police continue their inquiries in relation to the matter. A number of people are currently assisting police with their investigations.

    2. Second deceased person located, Chisholm:

    Police responding to a shooting incident in Couchman Crescent, Chisholm this afternoon have located a second deceased person in a rear yard of a house.

    About 3.10pm today (March 24) police and ACT Ambulance Service received a call for assistance amid reports that a man had suffered a gunshot wound. The area around Couchman Crescent was cordoned off as police responded to the incident. ACT Ambulance declared the man deceased at the scene.

    A search of the immediate area resulted in a second deceased person being located. A weapon has been recovered and will undergo forensic investigation.

    A man has been apprehended by police and is currently being interviewed at Tuggeranong Police Station.

    Territory Investigations Group officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths. The area remains blocked off to members of the public as police continue their inquiries in relation to the matter.

MORE UPDATES: The Brisbane Times is claiming one of the victims was affiliated with the Rebels OMCG. The Australian is asserting a drug link.

FURTHER UPDATE: Bikernews.net is choosing to link to a News Limited story claiming it was related to a love triangle, and not motorcycle gangs.

    But a Rebels Motorcycle Club life member said club ties had nothing to do with the shooting, which occurred at the hands of a jilted ex-lover.

    The man, who did not wish to be named, said one of the victims was a close friend and a fellow Rebels member for around 30 years.

    “He’s been in a lot of trouble over his life, had a pretty tough time in his life at times,” the man said.

    “I sort of expected (him) to be somebody on the other side of things, more likely to be shooting at somebody than getting shot at.

    “It was over a girl from what I believe. It’s a love triangle. He’s gone out with this girl, the ex-boyfriend has come back.”

    The man said he did not know the identity of the other man involved in the shooting or if he was a member of the Rebels or any other motorcycle club.

    “All I know was that it wasn’t club related, it was just ex-boyfriend-shoots-new-boyfriend-love-triangle,” he said.

AFP MEDIA UNIT BREAKS SILENCE:

    The investigation into the fatal shooting of two men, believed to be aged 48 and 57, in Chisholm yesterday afternoon is continuing.

    At this stage, investigations by ACT Policing indicate the shooting was not gang related.

    A 20-year-old man has been conveyed to the Regional Watch House where he is expected to be charged with two counts of murder later this morning.

    2. Man charged, Chisholm shootings

    A 20-year-old man from Chisholm will appear before an ACT Magistrate later this morning charged with two counts of murder.

    This follows the fatal shooting of two men in the vicinity of a residence in Couchman Crescent, Chisholm yesterday afternoon.

    At this stage, investigations by ACT Policing indicate the shootings were not gang related.

SUSPECT NAMED: News report that the suspect has been named as Russell Field, 20, of Chisholm. Bail was formally refused. Mr. Field is to re-appear on 15 April. His lawyer says he will be defending the charges.


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Chisholm Double Murder
TAD 7:08 pm 24 Mar 09

JB, that one source of yours is wrong. Unrelated matter

Nosey 7:02 pm 24 Mar 09

My judgement will wait

canberra bureaucrat 6:58 pm 24 Mar 09

saraj said :

http://canberra.iprime.com.au/index.php/news/prime-news/man-shot-dead-at-chisholm,62361

apologies for a very prosaic comment – but is “ambos” actually a word?

it has a rather different meaning in a dictionary – http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ambo

martyo 6:54 pm 24 Mar 09

now now! ant your jumping ahead in this thread 😉

ant 6:47 pm 24 Mar 09

I bet they had kids too, and “loved ones”, and are therefore demi-saints. Shame on everybody, we all suck etc.

Furry Jesus 6:41 pm 24 Mar 09

What’s that? Three people dead in two days? Country town, hey? Beat that, Sydney Airport!

Holden Caulfield 6:37 pm 24 Mar 09

Pretty crap news all round really.

Gobbo 6:30 pm 24 Mar 09

Pommy bastard said :

… let’s hope these scum continue to remove themselves from our presence.

Personally I don’t care if they are scum or saints. I don’t care if it was revenge or unrelated.

What I do care about is this behaviour just shouldn’t occur here.

Come on folks. This is Canberra.

Need I say more?

hetzjagd1 6:24 pm 24 Mar 09

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25236363-29277,00.html

‘The Daily Telegraph reports police sources have confirmed the deaths are related to bikie gangs. But a police spokesman said the identity of the victims and any links to gangs was yet to be determined.’

creative_canberran 6:13 pm 24 Mar 09

Wow, good on iPrime for been local… that pic shows an American Ford Crown Victoria police car and police tape.
They couldn’t find a file photo of some Aussie cops? Yeah, real local.

Furry Jesus 6:10 pm 24 Mar 09

Google Maps needs a new graphic pointer to indicate ‘Dead Body’.

saraj 6:05 pm 24 Mar 09
Eyeball In A Quart J 6:00 pm 24 Mar 09

Channel 10’s ‘news’ is trying to put a ‘bikie’ spin on the story without having any real information whatsoever.

kos 5:57 pm 24 Mar 09

Heard some gunshots in Kambah this morning too, but that isn’t really out of the ordinary.

Its supposed to be two people dead, dunno what happened.

Pommy bastard 5:50 pm 24 Mar 09

As long as no innocents get hurt, let’s hope these scum continue to remove themselves from our presence.

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