Police are investigating after a man was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his girlfriend’s husband in their home.
Key points: Police say the man shot his wife at the couple’s home in Tassie, north of Perth Police are still investigating the man’s motives and have not charged him with murderDetectives are reviewing CCTV footage from the house in which the incident occurredPolice say they believe the man is the intended target of the attack A man has been charged with the killing of his wife, who was found in a bedroom at the house they shared in Tresswell in north-east Perth, police said.
The man has not been named and police have not confirmed if he is the suspect.
Detective Inspector Chris Smith said it was not yet clear what motivated the man to kill his wife.
“We are looking at CCTV to determine if this was an act of domestic violence,” he said.
“We have not made any arrests so far and we are conducting interviews with witnesses.
Police will be speaking to the man and are seeking to speak to anyone who saw the couple together.”
The woman’s family were initially unaware her husband had been shot, and police were not yet able to speak with him, he said, but he had been in contact with them since the incident.
“He is in a state of shock and he is receiving treatment for his wounds,” he told reporters outside the Tressill police station.
“It is a tragic case.”
The suspect is currently being held in custody at the Tassill Police Station and has been refused bail.
Mr Smith said there was “no indication” the shooting was related to a domestic dispute.
A spokeswoman for the Perthshire Police Service said the department was “working closely with our regional partner in Tressel to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident”.
“Our thoughts are with the family and the community at this time.”
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