A member of an outlaw motorcycle club sprinted for his life as up to 10 shots were fired at a home in Perth’s southern suburbs on Thursday.
Police said the Mongols member was standing on the street outside his home on Amazon Dr in Baldivis when a man got out of a passing car and fired.
“The male person … has immediately ran back towards his address, he’s jumped the side fence into a neighbouring property to escape harm,” Gang Crime Squad officer in charge Bevan Roe said.
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Authorities believe between five and 10 bullets were fired, and that a handgun and shotgun were involved.
No one was injured in the incident but the cracking of firearms sent locals diving for cover in their homes.
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“At this stage we know some of the shots fired did not hit what we believe to be the intended target and have gone into one neighbouring property,” Roe said.
“We simply do not tolerate bikie-related violence spilling onto our streets.
“The incident shows a blatant disregard for the safety of our community.
“To have neighbours cowering in their homes and fearing for their safety is completely unacceptable.”
Police swarmed a Baldivis home after several shots were fired during a drive-by shooting. Credit: 7NEWS
Several emergency calls about gunshots at the intersection of Fuji Way and Amazon Dr were made from worried residents just after 3pm on Thursday.
Police are now looking over CCTV but believe four cars were involved. How many people occupied them is yet to be determined.
The Gang Crime Squad have executed warrants in Port Kennedy and Tuart Hill, with a patched Rebels member, 53, taken into custody following a raid in Gosnells.
“The matter is being treated as an outlaw motorcycle gang incident,” Roe said.
Police have a 53-year-old Rebels member in custody as they investigate a drive-by shooting in Perth’s south. Credit: 7NEWS
Police have warned more raids are planned over the coming days, and say they will make themselves known with highly visible patrols around known bikie clubhouses.
Roe said it was still unclear what sparked the shooting, saying there was “always some tension” between outlaw clubs.
“It is very brazen and absolutely we are concerned that there may be reprisals for further attacks, Roe said.
“That’s something that we have definitely considered and that’s why we are assigning every resource we have at our disposal to target these gangs.”
Baldivis resident Sally Cameron was home when the shooting took place, but didn’t know what had happened until police swarmed her street. Credit: 7NEWS
Baldivis Resident Sally Cameron said she “heard multiple loud bangs”.
“I actually said to my husband, that sounds like gunshots and he said ‘no, it’s most probably construction’.
“We didn’t report it because we thought ‘why would there be gunshots at three o’clock in the afternoon?’.”
An area around the home and Amazon Dr was cordoned off while forensics combed the scene.
No charges have been laid.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers.
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