The Daily Examiner’s story on the incident.
The Daily Examiner’s story on the incident.

Was attack a drive-by?

POLICE investigating an attack on the home of an elderly couple in South Grafton have played down speculation that it was a drive-by shooting.

Coffs-Clarence crime commander Cameron Lindsay said police were waiting for a forensic report before they determined whether a projectile that flew into the couple’s living room on Monday night was a bullet fired from a rifle.

“Police are trying to determine the exact nature of the projectile. There is nothing yet to confirm that it is a bullet,” Mr Lindsay said.

He said police are also unsure about where the projectile was fired from and the intent of the person who fired it.

“I’ve seen a lot of ‘shootings’ that turn out to be slingshots,” he said.

Mr Lindsay said police were taking the matter seriously and would investigate all aspects of the couple’s claims.

Monday’s attack occurred at 9.50pm as the victim watched television. He said he heard a loud bang and a projectile flew through the window and a vertical blind before striking a glass cabinet across the room.

The projectile came to rest inside the cabinet.

Anyone with information about the attack should contact Grafton police on 6642 0222.



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