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Floreat incident: Two people shot dead at home on Berkeley Crescent

John Flint and Shannon HamptonThe West Australian
VideoAt 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 reports someone opened fire inside a home on the street.

When officers arrived, two people — believed to be a man and a woman — were found dead.

A third person was critically injured and taken to Royal Perth Hospital, where they remained in a critical condition on Friday night.

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The street was cordoned off between Kirkdale Avenue and Linden Gardens as a large number of police remained at the scene.

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.

VideoTwo people shot dead at home on Berkeley Crescent

“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.

One neighbour described the family as “just normal, lovely professional people”.

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

“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.

Police rushed to Berkeley Crescent about 4.30pm on Friday after it is understood a gunman opened fire at a home on the street.
Camera IconPolice 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

“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 to the family and did not want to be named — said he was shaken up over the 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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