Floreat incident: Third person dies from injuries after two people shot dead at home on Berkeley Crescent

Elisia Seeber, Shannon Hampton and John Flint
The Nightly
A third person has died in hospital following a fatal shooting at a Floreat home on Friday which left another two dead.
A third person has died in hospital following a fatal shooting at a Floreat home on Friday which left another two dead. Credit: Ross Swanborough/The West Australian

A third person has died in hospital following a fatal shooting at a Floreat home on Friday which left another two dead.

Dozens of police flooded Berkeley Crescent about 4.30pm on Friday after reports someone opened fire inside a home on the street.

When officers arrived, two people — believed to be a man and a woman — were found dead.

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A third person was seriously injured and taken to Royal Perth Hospital, where they remained in a critical condition on Friday night.

On Saturday morning, WA Police confirmed the third person, a woman, had died.

“A female who was conveyed to hospital yesterday afternoon has since died,” a WA Police spokeswoman said.

“Three people are now deceased in relation to this incident.”

A third person has died in hospital following a fatal shooting at a Floreat home on Friday which left another two dead.
A third person has died in hospital following a fatal shooting at a Floreat home on Friday which left another two dead. Credit: 7NEWS/Supplied

The street was cordoned off between Kirkdale Avenue and Linden Gardens as a large number of police remained at the scene.

It is understood those involved are all known to each other.

“The incident is contained and there are no ongoing threats to the public,” a police spokeswoman said on Friday night.

“A large number of police resources are in attendance at the scene.”

Neighbours said a mother and her two adult daughters live at the address.

One neighbour described the family as “just normal, lovely professional people”.

“There were a couple of different cars there today (parked at the house),” they said.

Another neighbour, David, said his daughter heard gunshots from his backyard while she was outside playing with their dog.

“She heard the gunshots and then she ran inside and locked the doors and waited until we got home. She said she just knew they were gunshots,” he said.

“I think she said it was three or four shots.”

“We know the family (at that address) reasonably well and just hope they are OK,” he added.

“People in this area are really nice and friendly.”

Another neighbour in the street — who was close to the family and did not want to be named — said he was shaken up over the incident.

“They’re lovely people, and now we’re working out how to explain what’s happened to our daughters,” he said.

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