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Bikie gang fears

18 May, 2012 07:00 AM

POLICE are not ruling out a drive-by shooting yesterday in Leeton could have links to an outlaw motorcycle gang.


A shot was fired into a Boree Street house about 12.30am, shattering the front bedroom window of the house.

It is believed two men were seen driving away in a white Toyota Land Cruiser trayback following the incident and police have not ruled out the possibility these men could have bikie links.

The 42-year-old occupant of the house was not injured when the shot was fired, but he has reportedly not been co-operating with investigations, police said.

Griffith Police crime manager Detective Inspector Paul Smith said any information about disturbances that occurred in the town yesterday will be significant in assisting with investigations.

“We are particularly interested in anyone who may have seen or heard anything in that area,” he said.

“(The two men) may have been in the area at the time or beforehand.

“We are after any assistance about any disturbances at that time or earlier in the day.”

Anyone with information that could assist police with their inquiries is urged to contact Griffith Local Area Command stations or Crime Stoppers on 1800 3eeek!

Callers can remain anonymous.



This is not the first time the small town of Leeton has been rocked by a shooting.



A bullet smashed through a window at Leeton Police Station in 2009 while a number of police officers were inside the building, although no one was injured.



In an unrelated incident, police have confirmed Tolland residents reported a number of loud bangs, possibly gunshots, to Wagga police late on Wednesday night around Bruce Street.



No damage was found and the source of the bangs was still unknown yesterday.


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