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Gun seized in relation to Ballina shooting in April 2023. Photo NSW Police

Investigators have seized a firearm and vehicle following an investigation into an alleged public place shooting at Ballina last month.

About 9.15pm on Monday 10 April 2023, emergency services were called to a home in Brunswick Street, Ballina, following reports of shots fired.

At the scene, police were told that shots had allegedly been fired into the front of the property. No one was injured.

A crime scene was established, with officers from Richmond Police District investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Can searched in Queensland that is connected to Ballina shooting. Photo NSW Police

Following inquiries, a blue sedan was searched by Queensland Police at Newmarket, Queensland, revealing a firearm that police will allege was used in the shooting at Ballina.

Car investigated in relation to Ballina shooting in April 2023. Photo NSW Police

The vehicle and firearm have been seized by investigators and will undergo forensic examination.

A 34-year-old man was arrested at the scene before being taken to Brisbane Police Station. He is currently bail refused to appear before Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday 31 May 2023.

Gun seized in relation to Ballina shooting in April 2023. Photo NSW Police

As inquiries continue, police have released images of the vehicle, and wish to speak with the passengers who police believe can assist with their inquiries.

Anyone with information or footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

Gun seized in relation to Ballina shooting in April 2023. Photo NSW Police

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.


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