Man’s leg amputated after shooting in Cooloongup

ROCKINGHAM Detectives are seeking information in relation to a grievous bodily harm incident on a 31-year-old man at his residence in Cooloongup on April 8.

At around 1.55am, the man was asleep at his Lynda Crescent house with his partner and three children aged between six and 10-years-old.

Six male offenders, wearing hoodies, attended at the home in a white four-wheel-drive and forced entry to the premises.

One of the offenders was armed with a firearm and discharged it inside the house in close proximity to the children.

They then confronted the 31-year-old man, and demanded property from him. He was then shot in the lower left leg, before the offenders left the house empty-handed in the four-wheel-drive.

The victim required emergency medical treatment and has since had his lower leg amputated.

Shortly after the incident, the four-wheel-drive, believed to be driven by the offenders, was recovered by police on Mornington Boulevard in Waikiki. This vehicle was reported stolen in Esperance on April 1.

Police are seeking to identify the six men and ask that anyone with information on the men or the vehicle is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.