Taskforce Nemesis investigates shooting and arson incident in Ngunnawal

27 Jun, 2018

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ACT Policing’s Taskforce Nemesis is investigating and seeking witnesses to a criminal gang related incident that occurred in Ngunnawal late on Tuesday, 19 June 2018.

Police were called to a residence in Ngunnawal following a report of a home invasion. While no one was physically injured, the offenders discharged a firearm several times and set fire to the front door of the premises as they fled the scene.

ACT Policing is urging anyone who saw a silver utility or suspicious activity in the Ngunnawal area, or has information or video footage that could assist police, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via their website.

Chief Police Officer Justine Saunders said ACT Policing has had great success combating criminal gangs and their involvement in serious and organised crime with prosecutions and seizure of criminal wealth. However, this latest incident is particularly concerning as it endangered innocent members of the community.

“We’ve seen an incident where shots have been fired into a residence at Ngunnawal. That residence was the previous home of a Comanchero member, but it’s not anymore. It’s a family home for a completely innocent family,” Assistant Commissioner Saunders said.

“Criminal Gangs continue to be ACT Policing’s number one priority and I will continue to work with Government to consider preventative measures which are proportionate to the threat posed by criminal gangs and in particular, firearms related violence.”