Shooting at Mayfield

SHOOTING: A Mayfield man has been taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to the back after he was allegedly assaulted on Hargrave Crescent. A 40-year-old man has been left with a gunshot wound to the lower back after being deliberately shot witha rifle at Mayfield.

It wasalleged that shortly after midnight on Saturday morning, the Mayfield man was assaulted by a number of differentpeopleat the intersection of Hargrave Crescent and Lawson Street.

The man was then deliberatelyshot at close range with a small calibre rifle.

It is believed that all parties involved in the matter were known to each other and were feuding over an undisclosed matter.

Ambulance Tasmaniapersonnel reportedthat at the scene, the manwas alert and was notsuffering any serious bleeding.

The man was treated by ambulance personnel at the scene before being transferred to the Launceston General Hospitalwith non-life threatening injuries.

He is expected to make a full recovery.

Tasmania Police said the man had so far declined to fully cooperate and had not yet provided a formal complaint.

Neighbours have reported hearing the gunshots from their nearby homes early on Saturday morning.

Police have reassured the public that this was an isolated incident and that there is not an increased risk to public safety in the area.

The incident camejust two months after a 21-year-oldman was charged with firing a gun at two houses at Gregory Street, Mayfield and Lamont Street, Invermay in February.

It is believed three children and two adults were asleep in the bedroom of the property.

No one was hurt in the incident.

In 2015, two men were found guilty of a drive-by shooting in Launceston.

A court found the incident was payback for an earlier shooting in which a man was injured in the leg at Rocherlea in 2013.

Anyone with information relating to the incident is urged to contact the Launceston Criminal Investigation Branch on 6777 3915, Tasmania Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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