Ex-bikie’s blunt warning to attackers after drive-by shooting


An ex-Rebels bikie who survived a drive-by shooting at his home in Adelaide’s north has sent a message to his attackers.

Daniel Devries said those responsible for shooting at his home in Blakeview on the weekend made the wrong move and put his three-year-old daughter at risk.

“Knock on my door – don’t drive past my house with guns and spray bullets with my daughter in the house,” he told Seven News.  

“Be a man, knock on my door.”

Ex-Rebels bikie Daniel Devries points at bullet holes in his daughter’s bedroom in their Blakeview home in Adelaide’s north. Source: 7 News

The pair were sleeping on the couch at the back of the house when 14 bullets hit the house – some of which came into his daughter’s bedroom.

“Thank God that we chose the lounge,” he said. 

“You never know how it could’ve ricocheted – my daughter sleeps right here.”

He also admitted to leaving the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle gang four months ago, but won’t say why he was targeted, citing a “code of silence.”

Mr Devries said the pair were sleeping in the back lounge room while bullets came through. Source: 7 News

When asked if he had any regrets about leaving the gang he replied, “No, my daughter comes first”. 

“I’ve done some bad things in my time, I’ll tell you that, but I’m trying to change my life for my daughter,” he said.

The Crime Gangs Task Force is investigating and spent Monday collecting evidence at the scene.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.