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Arrest after man shot in face


Police expect to charge a man with attempted murder after a shooting in the northern suburbs over the weekend.

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A 27-year-old man presented at the Lyell McEwin Hospital with a gunshot wound to the face just before 7pm on Saturday.

He was rushed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

The shooting occurred on Burwood Road at Munno Para West just before 7pm.

At about 1.45am today, police were called to a single-car crash on Fradd Road at Angle Vale.

A silver Mitsubishi sedan collided with a bollard but the driver had left the scene.

Police recognised the sedan as being involved in the Munno Para West shooting incident.

Patrols quickly set up cordons and searched the area and located the driver a short distance away. The man was searched and found to be in possession of a firearm.

A 31-year-old man of no fixed address, was arrested and is expected to be charged with attempted murder and firearms offences later today.

The two men are believed to be known to each other.

Police are also preparing a report for the Coroner after a man’s body was found at Paralowie yesterday.

Just before 10am on Sunday, police were called to Pine View Drive after the man’s body was located at the end of the cul-de-sac in a park.

The cause of death has not yet been determined however the circumstances around the man’s death are not believed to suspicious.

Investigations are continuing.

Meanwhile, police are also preparing a report for the coroner following a fatal shed fire at Modbury Heights yesterday.

Police and MFS were called to Currawong Crescent after reports a shed was on fire about 6.30am Sunday.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze and when searching the shed that was also being utilised as a granny flat they found the body of the occupant,  a 73-year-old man.

Fire Cause investigators attended the scene.

The cause of the fire is undetermined but Police believe the circumstances are not suspicious.

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