Homicide detectives probe suspected shooting death of man in suburban Perth – ABC News


Homicide detectives probe shooting death of man in Landsdale
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A 47-year-old man has died in hospital after what police are describing as a targeted shooting at a home in Perth's northern suburbs.
Just after 2am today, police responded to a report of a disturbance at a home on Montacute Turn in Landsdale, where they found a badly injured man who had been shot.
The man, who was a resident of the Landsdale house, was taken to Royal Perth Hospital but died a short time later.
Detective Inspector Quentin Flatman said initial information suggested the shooter and the victim were known to each other.
"What I want to stress is this incident is isolated. We do believe it is targeted," he said. 
"It is very early in the investigation and I'm asking the community to just be assured that at this point there is no reason for anyone else to be concerned or alarmed for their safety as a consequence of this event."
Inspector Flatman said the incident was uncommon, and both Homicide Detectives and Joondalup Police were working on the active investigation.
"No one should be ever confronted with living in their own home at night-time asleep and be faced with this sort of event," he said.
"It's terrible. It's a tragic incident. It is rare. We don't see this sort of behaviour often."
The deceased lived in the home with his partner and other people, according to Inspector Flatman.
Although exact details on where they were during the shooting haven't been detailed, police did confirm the initial triple-zero call came from residents in the house and there were no other injuries in the shooting.
Police are appealing for anyone with relevant information, CCTV or dashcam footage to contact Crime Stoppers. 
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