Speed camera target of drive-by shooting

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SHOT: Perth's unpopular freeway speed camera has been targeted by an unknown gunman. Picture: Stewart Allen Source: PerthNow

POLICE have discovered bullet holes in the new fixed speed camera on the Mitchell Freeway after what was believed to be a drive-by shooting by a frustrated motorist.

Sergeant Gerry Cassidy said police found several bullet holes in the casing of the speed camera when they went out to the site to carry out maintenance yesterday about 2pm.

Two glass panels in the casing were damaged, but the camera was not.

Sgt Cassidy said police believe the shooting may have occurred between 11pm on Monday and Thursday afternoon.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The fixed speed camera is the first of its kind in Perth and was installed near the Karrinyup exit of the freeway in December.

In the first five days of its operation, the camera snapped 20,000 drivers travelling over the speed limit, including one motorist allegedly clocked travelling at 199km/h.


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