A man has suffered gunshot wounds to his legs in a bikie-related shooting in Canberra’s south overnight, police have said.
A young child and woman were also inside a Kambah home when a group of men allegedly forced their way in at 10:15pm.
Police entered the house on Pinkerton Circuit to find the man had been shot in the legs and assaulted before the group fled in a number of cars.
The man was taken to the Canberra Hospital with two gunshot wounds. Forensic officers examined the scene.
Acting Superintendent of Criminal Investigations Matt Reynolds said the violent act, which he believed was linked to the Nomads bikie gang, would not be tolerated in the ACT.
“This was a targeted incident and Taskforce Nemesis [their dedicated bikie arm], in addition to every ACT Policing officer, will continue our efforts to disrupt OMCG members and their activities,” he said.
Police have not yet made any arrests over the incident.
The incident follows a number of shootings in south Canberra in July that police linked to bikie gangs.
In one of three shootings in less than a fortnight, a house neighbouring a childcare centre was sprayed with bullets.
There have now been seven violent incidents related to bikies in the ACT in recent months.
Police have urged anyone who saw suspicious activity in Kambah last night, or has any information or CCTV that could assist police, to contact Crime Stoppers.