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Gosnells shooting: Car abandoned on vacant block


Local schools were sent into lockdown as a police manhunt unfolded after a shot was fire in Gosnells on Monday.

A silver Holden Cruze was abandoned in a vacant block on Dwyer Crescent after a shot was fired out the window about 9:30am.

Police said the car was stolen from a Maddington address on Friday.

They said those involved attempted to use credit cards that were inside the car at two petrol stations in Armadale.

The car was customised after it was stolen with the bonnet and boot painted black.

Police said the the vehicle was involved in a fuel drive-off at a petrol station on Albany Highway in Maddington about 7:20am.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle in Gosnells but it fled from police on Dorothy Street in Gosnells.

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Those in the Cruze were armed with a firearm and police believe it was discharged at least once.

Investigators would like to speak to anyone that saw this vehicle of have dashcam vision of the vehicle prior to it being located in Gosnells.

Investigators also believe that the people in the CCTV vision could assist with inquiries.

Anyone with information regarding the vehicle or the occupants are asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to make a report online at crimestopperswa.com.au

Anyone with CCTV or dashcam vision of the vehicle prior to it being located is asked to upload it here: https://wapf.au.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/firearm_incident_gosnells

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Police are hunting a car which has been involved in a firearms incident in Gosnells

Police are searching for a silver Holden Cruze sedan, registration ‘1DJL 456’ with a black bonnet and boot, which is actively evading police.

The car was last seen on Dorothy Street in Gosnells.

Police say those in the car are armed with a firearm which has been discharged.

Members of the public are advised not to approach the vehicle but to call 000 immediately and report the location.

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