Investigation ongoing into Shorewell Park firearms incident

The investigation into a firearms incident involving police at Shorewell Park this morning is continuing.

Western District Commander Debbie Williams said police were called to the property about 8:30am, following reports of an armed man acting aggressively, making threats and firing a weapon.

“Police arrived on scene and attempted to negotiate with the man, who was armed with a shotgun,” she said.

“These negotiations were unsuccessful, and the man began firing towards police.”

“He was then shot in the shoulder.”

“The 25-year-old man was taken into police custody at the scene and provided with first aid, before being treated by paramedics and taken to hospital.”

“I understand he’s in a stable condition and will undergo surgery this afternoon.”

“As is usual practice for an incident such as this, the Tasmania Police Professional Standards Unit is conducting a full investigation.”

“We would like to thank the local community for their assistance as we carry out our investigations. We appreciate their patience and understanding.”

Anyone with information about the incident, or who witnessed the incident and has not spoken to police is asked to contact Burnie CIB on 131 444.

Information about the incident, including photos or vision, can be provided to police at the following link: