Man charged following shooting incident in Risdon Vale
Detectives from Bellerive CIB have charged a 24-year-old Risdon Vale man with offences relating to a shooting incident on Waratah Road, Risdon Vale around 1:30pm yesterday.
Several police resources responded, and the man was taken into custody a short time later. The firearm used has been recovered.
The man was detained in custody and will appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court today.
No-one was injured during the incident, and it is alleged the people involved knew each other.
It is timely to remind people that there is a permanent firearms amnesty in Tasmania, which means that people who voluntarily surrender firearms to police will not be charged in relation to possessing firearms. Further information is available here: https://fas.police.tas.gov.au/amnesty-surrender-firearms/
Anyone with information about this matter is encouraged to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.
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