Call for information – Large disturbances – Daly River

Northern Territory Police are investigating a violent disturbance in Daly River yesterday.

Around 3:20pm, police received a report that up to 25 people, armed with various weapons, had driven into the community and were damaging houses. A short time later a vehicle was set alight and reports were received that shots had been fired within the community.

Four people attended the local clinic in relation to the weapon discharge, all requiring pellets removed from their skin.

Officers from Adelaide River, Pine Creek and Katherine have deployed into the community to restore calm and investigate the incidents.

The man who allegedly fired the shotgun has been identified and efforts are currently underway to locate him while the group responsible for causing damage within the community remain outstanding.

Acting Superintendent Erica Gibson said ” What we saw yesterday was completely unacceptable behaviour and it is astonishing no one was seriously injured as a result. Additional officers will remain in Daly River as investigations continue into yesterday incidents.

” Community disagreements and familial conflict is no excuse for wanton destruction and aggravated assault.

” Everyone within the Victoria River Region is tired of this behaviour and the small cohort that continues to perpetuate it.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 131 444 or visit your local station. You can also make an anonymous report through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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