Two men have been charged over a bizarre road rage attack In Perth’s southern suburbs that left terrified locals fearing for their safety.
CCTV shows a man getting out of a Hyundai Getz, pointing a pistol and firing. The unmistakeable sounds of gunshots were heard across Hamilton Hill, local residents say.
“Bang bang bang bang, just on the corner there,” local resident Vince Piscitelli told 7 News.
Police say more shots were fired on Frederick Road, with the shooter leaning out the window of the moving Getz pointing the weapon and pulling the trigger.
But for all the shots fired, strangely there wasn’t a bullet hole in sight.
Locals arrived home on Wednesday night to find their street blocked off by police looking for a shooter and a weapon.
When they eventually caught up with the alleged gunman on Marine Parade in Fremantle, it’s alleged they found a stash of heroin and a hand gun – which on closer inspection was revealed to be a replica.
“A weapon that discharges blank rounds, it’s not classified as a firearm per se,” Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said.
“It’s a serious charge, and that person will now appear before court.”
A 49-year-old man from South Fremantle was charged with possessing heroin while a 47-year-old man from Willagee was charged with going armed in a way that may cause fear.
“Inquiries are continuing and detectives would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time who saw the incident, particularly the driver of a silver Hyundai Elantra that was last seen travelling east along Dodd Street,” police said in a statement.