Devonport firearms incident investigation ongoing

As part of the ongoing investigation into the Devonport shooting incident, police have determined the origin of the firearm involved.

As a result of information received from the public, yesterday investigators conducted a number of searches and interviews, resulting in the origin of the firearm established.

“It has been determined that the firearm used in Saturday’s shooting incident was not handed in or registered as required at the time of the new gun laws, and it has been circulating in the community until this incident,” said Inspector Kim Steven.

A 30 year old Burnie man who was an associate of the offender is assisting police with their enquiries in relation to the firearm.

“I urge anyone in the community who has an unregistered or unwanted firearms to contact police. People can surrender firearms at any time under a permanent amnesty, without fear of being prosecuted for the possession.”

The woman injured in the incident remains in hospital in a stable condition.

***Media please note, police have spoken to the victim and she does not wish to be interviewed by media at this stage.

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