South West Sydney
Shots fired at Yennora house while woman and daughters at home alone
Drive by shooting
About 8.25pm (Thursday 12 January 2012), police responded to reports of shots fired at a house in Larra Street, Yennora.
Shots were reported being fired at the suburban house at around 8.25pm. The shots did not go through the walls of the house and police found two casings outside the property.
The attack comes after police yesterday called for greater powers to compel witnesses to drive-by shootings to provide information to police.
Police have yet to arrest anyone in connection to Sydney's outbreak of drive-by attacks, primarily because of a lack of information from witnesses who are presumably either fearful of their own safety or worried about implicating themselves or family in criminal behaviour.
“It’s frustrating to us that some members of the community are involved and clearly know what has occurred but have chosen not to cooperate," said South-West Metropolitan Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Frank Mennilli.
“Police are worried that an innocent child, youth or adult will be injured during these mindless and irresponsible acts. These criminals are using firearms putting the rest of the community at risk,” Assistant Commissioner Mennilli said.
“Anyone who knows something that can help investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000,” he said.
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