- Residents told to lock their doors after man gunned down
- He’s in a critical condition
- Second man assisting police with inquries
A man is in custody as another fights for life after a shooting which plunged a semi-rual community ito lockdown.
Emergency responders raced to the scene in Wooroloo, 55km east of Perth‘s CBD about 9am on Saturday following reports a man aged in his 30s had been shot in the head.
Residents were warned to stay indoors and lock their doors as specialist officers responded to the incident and later arrested another man, who’s currently being interviewed.
Police have since confirmed there is no longer an immediate threat to public safety.
Inspector Vic Hussey said the Tactical Response Group and police canine unit had attempted to track other men suspected of being allegedly involved.
‘As far as the other individuals that made off into the bush, their whereabouts at this stage is still unknown, but we are strongly of the opinion there is no threat to the community from those individuals,’ he said.
No charges have been laid at this stage.
Inspector Hussey said he couldn’t confirm whether the victim and man currently in custody knew each other.
‘There are a lot of moving parts at the moment to this investigation,’ he said.
‘So I can’t make any comment in respect to that.’
Paramedics attended to the wounded man’s injuries and a rescue helicopter flew him to the Royal Perth Hospital in a critical condition.
He remains in the intensive care.
A significant police presence remains in the area, including several specialist units.
Officers are searching the area for people believed to be involved in the terrifying incident.
Any suspicious activity should be reported to police immediately on triple-0.
Further information will be provided as the response to the incident continues.