Police operation leads to arrest of shooting suspect in Mount Gambier, South Australia

A man has been arrested following an investigation into a shooting at Mount Gambier on Monday.

Police will allege that about 11.40am on Monday 24 February, a man was standing in the front yard of his Olinda Court home when two people in a Holden sedan drove into the court.

As the car drove past, the driver of the vehicle allegedly produced a handgun and fired shots at the man before driving off.

Luckily, the man was not injured. Several other persons were present at the home at this time, including adults and several children.

A second incident at the same home occurred about 5.30am on Sunday 23 February, where the rear window was damaged by a gunshot.

Just before 4pm today (Tuesday 25 February), Mount Gambier Criminal Investigation Branch Detectives assisted by local patrols, STAR Group officers and Dog Operations Unit members went to a house in Pressey Street, Mount Gambier and arrested a 26-year-old Mount Gambier man.

He was charged with numerous offences including discharging a firearm with intent to cause injury, two counts of acts to endanger life, aggravated possession of a firearm and other firearms offences. He was refused bail to appear in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Investigations into both shootings continue. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

You can remain anonymous.

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