Kellerberrin shooting: Residents of Western Australia’s wheat belt town are ordered to stay home while the active gunman is on the run
- Alleged shooting in Kellerberrin, WA
- Man suffered serious gunshot wounds
- Active shooter is currently on the run
Police have warned residents of a remote town in Western Australia’s wheat belt to stay indoors after a gunman allegedly shot dead a man in a grain elevator.
The man is believed to have sustained a serious gunshot wound in the 8.40am incident before the alleged gunman fled the scene.
“A man is believed to have entered a grain elevator and fired a gun before fleeing the area in a vehicle. “Officials are currently confirming the make and model of this vehicle,” a police spokeswoman said.
“We are asking the public to remain indoors until we can provide further advice.” “Further updates will be provided as soon as possible,” WA Police published online.
The operator of the Kelleberrin Caravan Park operator told The West she “think I heard gunshots around 8.50am” while on her way to pick up a friend for a doctor’s appointment.
Washington Police released a photo and description of Lachlan Bowles, 25, who was last seen in the Kellerberrin area around 8.40am on Thursday morning.
Mr Bowles was He was probably driving a 2007 Gray Holden Commodore, registration 1CRB764.
Police said the man may have been walking on Mission Road in the Kellerberrin and Bencubbin areas.
It is believed that he was armed and dressed in camouflage clothing.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police immediately on 000.
The man is believed to have sustained a serious gunshot wound in the 8.40am incident, before the alleged gunman left the scene