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Police charge man after gun fired in public

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A 35-year-old East Devonport man has been charged with a number of firearm offences, after a gun was allegedly fired in public.

Police received reports of a shooting at Canning Drive in East Devonport on Tuesday afternoon.

Witnesses told them a man had gotten out of a car, before shooting at the same vehicle a short time later.

No-one was injured.

Police arrested the man at a nearby property, where they found a sawn off shotgun, and a small amount of drugs.

He was due to face court on Wednesday.

Authorities would like to thank members of the public who raised the alarm and assisted police in relation to the incident. They are requesting anyone who witnessed it or has information that will assist the investigation to contact police on 131444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestopperstas.com.au