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A 23-year-old bikie gang nominee shot in a southern Perth suburb is a serving naval seaman.
Police were called to Cooloongup on Thursday night after reports of up to 20 people involved in a melee in the street.
Soon after a resident of Annean Loop reported hearing a gunshot.
About the same time police were notified of a man presenting at the Emergency Department of the Rockingham Kwinana District Hospital with a bullet wound to the chest.
The Gang Crime Squad is investigating the incident after it was confirmed the victim is a nominee of the Rebels Bikie Gang.
The ABC has also learned the man is a serving naval technician who has been absent-without-leave from HMAS Stirling Naval Base since December.The man is reported to be in a stable condition.