Floreat incident: At least two people shot dead by gunman at home on Berkeley Crescent

Shannon Hampton
The Nightly
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At least two people have died in a shooting at a home in Floreat.

Two people have been shot dead at a home in Floreat.

Dozens of police flooded Berkeley Crescent about 4.30pm on Friday after it is understood somebody opened fire inside a home on the street.

When officers arrived, two people were found dead.

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When officers arrived, two people were found dead.
When officers arrived, two people were found dead. Credit: 7NEWS/supplied

A third person was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital with critical injuries. Their condition in hospital was unknown on Friday night.

A large number of police remained at the scene along with several ambulances.

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.

Police rushed to Berkeley Crescent about 4.30pm on Friday after it is understood a gunman opened fire at a home on the street.
Police rushed to Berkeley Crescent about 4.30pm on Friday after it is understood a gunman opened fire at a home on the street. Credit: 7NEWS/supplied

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.”

And another neighbour in the street — who was close with the family and did not want to be named — said he was incredibly shaken up over the shocking 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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