Police charge man after shooting incident in Risdon Vale 17 June

Detectives from Bellerive CIB have charged a 24-year-old Risdon Vale man with offences relating to a shooting incident on Waratah Road, Risdon Vale around 1:30pm yesterday.

Several police resources responded, and the man was taken into custody a short time later. The firearm used has been recovered.

The man was detained in custody and will appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court today.

No-one was injured during the incident, and it is alleged the people involved knew each other.

It is timely to remind people that there is a permanent firearms amnesty in Tasmania, which means that people who voluntarily surrender firearms to police will not be charged in relation to possessing firearms. Further information is available here: https://fas.police.tas.gov.au/amnesty-surrender-firearms/

Anyone with information about this matter is encouraged to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.

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