Police have made what they describe as a "significant breakthrough'' in the fight against firearm crime after detectives arrested two men in relation to an alleged shooting at Lilydale Road in May.
On May 28, a man was allegedly shot in the leg at close range with a .22 calibre pistol at a properly in the state's north. He received a broken leg.
The two men arrested are brothers - aged 29 and 31 - and are currently living at a Hillwood property.
Both men will appear in the Launceston Magistrates Court today at 2.15pm charged with causing grievous bodily harm, wounding, aggravated assault and firearms offences.
The men were arrested as part of Operation Agenda, a police operation targeting firearm offences in the Northern district.
``Detectives forming Operation Agenda are throwing considerable resources at these crimes. Were undertaking a range of activities focussing on prevention and response,'' Commander Richard Cowling said this morning.
``Firearm crime will not be tolerated. The use of firearms to intimidate, retaliate or resolve disputes in private or public settings is unacceptable.
``People involved in these disputes are known to each other and are extremely reluctant to assist police.
``The community has a role in solving these crimes, and I want to acknowledge the assistance that members of the public have provided that led to these arrests.''
People who have information relating to any firearms or other crimes are asked to contact police or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.