Thug opens fire on his girlfriend at his mother's house before shooting himself dead in horrific murder-suicide attempt - as neighbours recall hearing 'blood-curdling screams'
- A man, 28, and a woman, 27, are both in an induced coma in intensive care
- Neighbour Emma Hull called police after she heard gunshots and screaming
- She described the man as tall with tattoos, with blood gushing from his head
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A Comanchero bikie is dead after opening fire on his girlfriend and turning the gun on himself in an attempted murder-suicide.
Career criminal Steffan Bourke was facing drug possession and distribution charges when he shot himself at his mother's house in Waikiki, Perth, on Monday night.
He died in the intensive care unit at Royal Perth Hospital on Wednesday, some 38 hours after the incident.
His girlfriend, who has not been identified, remains in intensive care after undergoing emergency surgery.
Bourke was due to appear in Perth District Court on December 7 accused of possessing cocaine meant for distribution and possessing stolen property, the West Australian reported.
Steffan Bourke, a Comanchero bikie, was facing drug possession and distribution charges when he shot himself at his mother’s house in Waikiki, Perth, on Monday night (stock image)
Emergency services were called to the scene following reports of a 'long, blood-curdling scream'
A week later, he was scheduled in Perth Magistrate's Court for two more charges - possessing a prohibited drug and weapon.
All four charges relate to a police raid on Bourke’s home in 2018, where they found 10g of cocaine hidden in a sock.
Emma Hull, who lives next door to Bourke, said she heard shouting and yelling coming from the Hayeswater Circuit home earlier that night.
She decided to call triple-0 after hearing a 'long, blood-curdling scream'.
A man, 28, and a woman, 27, were found by police at Hayeswater Circuit (crime scene pictured) in the suburb of Waikiki at about 11.25 on Monday night
'[I was] in disbelief... I really didn't want it to be what I thought I heard,' she told The West.
'I think the only reason I heard them was because I think it happened sort of directly opposite where my wall is and their wall is... at the front of the house.'
She said a tall man with tattoos, now identified as Bourke, had blood streaming from his mouth and head when he was carried out by paramedics.
His girlfriend was conscious and sat on a stretcher waiting for medical attention, asking for her brother.
Bourke's mother was reportedly inside home at the time of the shooting.
Police believe the incident is isolated and there is no concern for public safety. Pictured: Police at the crime scene
Bourke died in the intensive care unit at Royal Perth Hospital on Wednesday, some 38 hours after the incident