Police investigating firearms discharge and evade incident at Devonport

Police are investigating a firearms discharge and evade incident in Devonport early this morning.

Around 12.43am, police responded to a report of a potential firearm discharge on Wenvoe Street. Police were informed by a witness that two vehicles were parked on the street at the time of the incident, an orange Commodore and a white utility.

Whilst police were responding to the scene, they observed an orange Commodore on Steele Street which evaded them. A short time later police located the Commodore unattended, crashed on Mersey Main Road. A search of the area for the driver was unsuccessful.

As part of the ongoing police investigation police have seized a firearm and confirmed a firearm had been discharged on Wenvoe Street. No one was injured during the incident. The investigation is following a specific line of enquiry.

Police would like to hear from anybody who saw a white Mazda utility flat tray with multiple toolboxes and a ladder on the tray or an orange Commodore in the area at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Devonport CIB on 131444 or Crime Stoppers Tasmania anonymously on 1800 333 000 or crimestopperstas.com.au.

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