Police: No lockdown imposed on Boggabilla

Police: No lockdown imposed on Boggabilla

New England Police District Commander, Superintendent Steve Laksa wishes to dispel any rumours circulating on social media about a lockdown being imposed in Boggabilla this week.

Supt Laksa said, "in the early hours of Monday morning (November 23) police responded to multiple calls of shots being fired within the Boggabilla township".

"Additional police, investigators and specialist resources were deployed to the township where crime scenes were established at homes in Merriwa, Yeoman and Racecourse Streets," he said.

Detectives are leading an investigation into the shootings that saw damage sustained to five homes in what investigators believe was a targeted attack.

"This is a significant crime and the actions of these offenders are extremely dangerous," Supt Laksa said. "Fortunately, no-one was injured as a result of the reckless actions of these offenders.

"I wish to reassure the community that significant resources are being allocated to this incident and the arrest of these offenders" he said.

"We know Boggabilla is a good community and a community that does not deserve to be tarnished by the actions of these few."

Any resident that has information about these crimes and is yet to speak to police is urged to contact Moree Detectives immediately.

"Whilst our officers are doing everything they can to ensure swift arrests, the rule of thumb is always that if you feel unsafe or unsure then do not hesitate to call a police officer - residents can call 000 or their local Police, depending on the severity of the situation," Supt Laksa said.

Anyone with information that may assist police in relation to criminal activity are encouraged to contact their local Police Station or report information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppers.com.au (callers may be eligible for a reward).