Fatal Shooting Prompts Lockdown In Wooroloo As Victim Dies

A tragic shooting incident in Perth’s east on Saturday resulted in the death of a 32-year-old man. 

The events led to the town of Wooroloo being placed under lockdown for four hours. Western Australia Police have charged a 35-year-old man with murder in connection with the fatal shooting.

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The incident occurred at Needham Road and Murauba Close, 50 kilometers east of Perth, around 7:20 am, when officers responded to reports of a man shot in the head. 

The 32-year-old victim was immediately transported to Royal Perth Hospital and received treatment in the intensive care unit. 

He succumbed to his injuries and passed away on Sunday.

Local residents of Wooroloo were advised to stay indoors and secure their residences while authorities conducted an extensive search of the area for several individuals believed to be associated with the shooting. 

Those persons were reportedly seen fleeing into the nearby bushland.

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Officers located the 35-year-old man shortly after the incident, and hee was chagrdd with murder on Sunday.

He has been denied bail and is scheduled to appear in the Midland Magistrates Court on Monday.

WA Police Minister Paul Papalia has commended the rapid response of the police force.

Meanwhile, authorities are continuing their search for two other men involved in the incident.

Detectives are calling for any dash-cam footage featuring a blue Toyota Rukus wagon with the registration number 1HZW 926. 

They are also seeking visuals of any individuals observed walking or running along Needham Street between Liberton Road and Dinsdale Road between 7:00am and 8:30am. 

The public can upload relevant footage directly to investigators via the provided link.

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