One man assisting police following Forrest shooting

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ACT Policing has one man in custody who is assisting with enquiries following a shooting in Forrest earlier today (Tuesday, 5 November 2019).

About 8am, a woman parked her car on Dominion Circuit when a man got out of a car with a gun and fired at the woman’s vehicle.

The woman, who had sustained gunshot and shrapnel wounds, drove to Manuka Oval where she called for help and a security officer provided her with first aid. She was treated at the scene by ACT Ambulance paramedics and transported to hospital.

The man escaped in a silver/blue two door hatchback with a NSW registration plate on the front and no plate on the back.

About 11am, police located the silver/blue hatchback in the Weston Creek area believed to be involved in the shooting. Police also recovered a firearm.

A man was taken into custody and is assisting police with their enquiries.

Officer in Charge of Woden Police Station, Detective Acting Station Sergeant Simon Coady said police devoted significant resources to locating the alleged offender.

“As a result of some excellent police work, officers had a person in custody within three hours,” Detective Acting Station Sergeant Coady said.

“I would also like to thank the public for their assistance and willingness in providing valuable and timely information that will help with the ongoing investigation.”

Police have spoken to a number of witnesses, however anyone with information who has not yet spoken to police is urged to contact police operations on 131 444. Please quote reference 6457676. Information can be provided anonymously.

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