Police seek information after shots fired into home at Murrumbateman

Police are appealing for information after shots were fired into a house in Murrumbateman earlier this year.

About 10.30pm Tuesday 12 March (2019), police attended a home on Jiparu Drive, Murrumbateman, following reports shots had been fired into the home.

Officers from The Hume Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the incident. Strike Force Eager was then established to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

At the time of the incident the premises was occupied by a man, his wife and three teenage daughters.

One of the bullets narrowly missed the man while he was in the lounge room of his home. Shortly after shots were fired, a vehicle was heard to accelerate harshly from the scene.

The Hume Police District Crime Manager, Detective Chief Inspector Brendan Bernie said police believe it was a targeted attack.

“This is a very serious incident and it was extremely lucky the male occupant of the home wasn’t critically injured or killed,” Chief Insp Bernie said.

Police believe the offenders may have conducted surveillance of the premises in the days leading up to the incident.

Police are interested in speaking to the occupants of a white coloured two door Lexus sedan that was captured on video footage entering the Barton Highway from William Slim Drive, in the ACT.

Police are urging anyone with information about the incident or vehicle to come forward. Information, which can also be provided anonymously, can be referred to Yass Detectives or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information is treated in strict confidence.

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