Rockingham Detectives have charged a 58-year-old woman after an incident in Port Kennedy yesterday, 25 November 2020 in which a firearm was discharged.
It is alleged about 2.45pm, the woman attended Long Point Beach where she discharged a firearm at least 17 times in close proximity to members of the public.
Police were called and located the woman in close proximity to the beach.
A search warrant was executed at her Port Kennedy home and it is alleged police located and seized a 12G double barrel shotgun and numerous rounds of ammunition. It is further alleged during the search, police located a firearms safe which was insecure and contained a further 26 rounds of ammunition.
The 58-year-old woman from Port Kennedy has been charged with:-
• Being Armed in a Way That May Cause Fear;
• Discharged a Firearm to Cause Fear to the Public; and
• Failed to Ensure Safekeeping of Firearm/Ammunition.
She is due to appear before the Rockingham Magistrates Court on 14 December 2020.