ACT Policing’s Taskforce Nemesis is calling for witnesses to come forward as they investigate a gang related incident at Ngunnawal last week.
On June 19, police were called to a property in the Gungahlin suburb following a report of a home invasion.
While no one was physically injured, the offenders discharged a firearm several times and set fire to the front door of the premises as they fled the scene.
ACT Policing is urging anyone who saw a silver utility or suspicious activity in the area, or has information or video footage that could assist police, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via their website.
Chief Police Officer Justine Saunders said they had been successful in combating criminal gangs and their involvement in serious and organised crime, but said the latest incident was particularly concerning as it endangered innocent members of the community.
"We’ve seen an incident where shots have been fired into a residence at Ngunnawal," assistant commissioner Saunders said.
"That residence was the previous home of a Comanchero member, but it’s not anymore. It’s a family home for a completely innocent family."
She said criminal gangs continued to be ACT Policing’s number one priority.
"I will continue to work with government to consider preventative measures which are proportionate to the threat posed by criminal gangs and in particular, firearms related violence."