Appeal for information following Benalla non-fatal shooting

Detectives from the Armed Crime Squad are appealing for information following an incident in Benalla last year where a man was shot.

Emergency services were called to a Ballintine Street address around 6am on Monday, 14 August following reports a of a non-fatal shooting.

Police located a 28-year-old Benalla man inside the address with a gunshot wound to his buttocks.

He was conveyed to hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

A man and a woman also inside the property at the time were not physically injured during the incident.

Detectives from the Armed Crime Squad were in the Benalla area again this week following up a number of enquiries.

Police believe the incident was targeted and that parties involved were likely known to each other.

Investigators remain keen to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity at the time or who has any information on what may have led to the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Quotes attributable to Detective Sergeant Dave Shannon, Armed Crime Squad:

“Over the past nine months we have followed up a number of leads in the hope of finding out who was responsible for this shooting and the motive behind it.

“We believe it was a targeted incident, but we are keen to speak to anyone who has knowledge of those involved and what the motivation for the shooting might have been.

“If there are people out there with information about the incident who are yet to come forward, I’d again appeal to those people to contact police and as always, this can be done anonymously.

“Any indiscriminate use of a firearm in this manner is concerning for police and we will do absolutely everything in our power to bring those involved before the court.”

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