Multiple shots fired into Ravenswood home

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DETECTIVES believe the shooting of a house at Ravenswood yesterday was a targeted attack.

Multiple shots were fired into the front window and brickwork of a Lambert Street house about 1.42am.

The residence was occupied at the time, but no one was injured.

Police attended the property and examined the damage.

There were at least 24 holes across four panels of glass, as well as brickwork.

Detective Inspector Scott Flude, of Northern Criminal Investigation Branch, said the shooting was not a random incident.

"It would appear to be a targeted attack," he said.

"Our investigations are continuing."

Police also received reports of a vehicle in the area at the time.

A witness said they saw what might have been an early model Toyota Seca, possibly in a dark colour.

Detective Inspector Flude urged anyone with information about the shooting to call Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or Launceston detectives on 63363701.

Yesterday's incident comes after a drive-by shooting of a work van in Brookdale Street, Norwood, on April 25, which police are investigating.

Police also responded to a report of a firearm discharge in Margaret Street, Beaconsfield, on Sunday.

The latest data from Tasmania Police shows there were 16 unlawful discharge of firearm offences statewide from July 2013 to March this year, a fourfold increase from the previous year.

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