Man charged with firing ‘gel blaster’ gun at pedestrians

A 'gel blaster' gun. Photo: x-forcetactical.com
A 'gel blaster' gun. Photo: x-forcetactical.com

A MAN has been charged with firing a ‘gel blaster’ gun at pedestrians in Craigie yesterday afternoon.

About 5pm, a man and his young son were getting out of their vehicle on Camberwarra Drive.

Police allege a vehicle slowed down and the front passenger fired several ‘gel’ projectiles from a firearm.

The man was struck by the projectiles in the chest and stomach area.

The vehicle drove away without stopping.

A short time later, the same vehicle approached a man and woman walking their dog along Camberwarra Drive, and the gun was fired again.

One of the projectiles struck the woman’s shoulder while another struck the upper arm of the man.

Detectives located the vehicle that was involved in the incidents at an address in Wanneroo where a man was arrested.

A 26-year-old man from Wanneroo has been charged with discharging a firearm to the danger of, or causing fear to, the public, common assault and common assault in circumstances of racial aggravation.

He has also been charged with possessing cannabis.

The man is due to appear in Joondalup Magistrates Court on Friday 28 September 2018.

Police are still looking for the front seat passenger.

Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the Camberwarra Road Craigie area around 5pm yesterday who may have seen the incidents.

If you have information, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online www.crimestopperswa.com.au.