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Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

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A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police say that at about 9pm yesterday (Saturday, March 6), officers from Richmond Police District were called to Dunoon following reports of shots fired at a home on Rayward Road.

On route to the scene, police received reports of more shots fired at two separate homes on Rayward Road, and another on Duncan Road.

Residents of the properties were home at the time, but no injuries were reported.

While investigating the incidents, officers heard more shots fired in the area. A police operation commenced, and a perimeter was established. A short time later, shots were fired at a police vehicle, causing significant damage.

Specialist units were deployed to assist in the operation – including officers attached to the Tactical Response Unit, negotiators, Police Rescue, and the Dog Unit, with assistance from Queensland Pol Air.

Following further inquiries, a 63-year-old man was arrested by police at a property on Rayward Road about midnight.

He was taken to Lismore Police Station, where he is assisting police with their inquiries.

An investigation into the circumstances leading up to and during the incident is now underway. Inquiries are continuing.


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