Two men face court after car shooting

David CharlesworthNarrogin Observer

Two men have been charged with drug and firearm offences after police searched a house in Inglehope in connection with a car- shooting incident near Boddington earlier this month.

While driving between Dwellingup and Boddington on November 4, a four-wheel-drive containing a 39-year-old woman and her three-year-old son were shot at.

The shot pierced the rear left side door where the boy was seated; however, no-one was injured.

The woman said she saw a man in the bush beside the road shortly before the shot was fired and police released a description of the suspected shooter last week.

Police searched the area 14km south of Boddington; however, no- one was found.

In response to Narrogin detectives’ enquiries, Boddington and Dwellingup police executed a search warrant on a house in Inglehope on Tuesday, November 8, charging two men.

Police found a .22 rifle, assorted ammunition, cannabis material, two cannabis plants and drug paraphernalia.

Narrogin detectives Senior Constable Steve Burke said the unlicensed rifle was being tested by police to see if it was the firearm used in the incident.

“That has still yet to be determined, so it has gone off for analysis,” Sen. Const. Burke said.

A 22-year-old Inglehope man has been charged with aggravated possession of firearm, unlicensed person possessing ammunition, possess cannabis and cultivate cannabis.

A 21-year-old Collie man, who was a temporary resident of the house, has been charged with possessing cannabis with intent to sell or supply.

While charged with offences related to the search warrant, no charges have been laid on the 22- year-old man in relation to the Boddington incident and police are continuing their investigation.

“The inquiries are still ongoing to determine whether he will be charged out of that (incident),” Sen. Const. Burke said.

Both men are due to appear in Mandurah Magistrate’s Court on December 6.

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