A woman has been charged, and a community left in shock after shots were fired at a home on a quiet street at Norwood on Saturday night.
Police were alerted to reports of shots being fired into a home on Boiton Hill Road about 10.45pm and quickly attended the scene.
A police spokesperson said the occupants of the targeted premises were home at the time, but were left unharmed.
They said they believed the incident to have been a targeted act between people known to each other.
By Sunday evening, a 26-year-old Perth woman had been charged with aggravated assault and two counts of recklessly discharging a firearm.
She was due to appear in Launceston Magistrates Court on Sunday night. Investigations are continuing.
At the scene on Sunday morning, the street lined with family homes was scattered with remnants of the children who had played the day before, and awash with residents taking a morning stroll.
They all seemed cheerfully unaware of the incident that had occurred overnight.
Just over the back fence of the houses on the northern side of the road sits Norwood Primary School.
Fortunately, it was shrouded from the previous night's gun shots by the fact it occurred on the weekend when students were not in class.
Residents of the suburban street, who wished to remain anonymous, were shocked to hear about the shooting.
They said they had slept through the gun shots, but were surprised to learn of what had transpired in what they said was out-of-character on a "very quiet" street.
It was the latest in a spate of incidents involving firearms being discharged in the state's North in the past few months, with a taskforce formed in response to a series of gun-related crimes.
The taskforce started operating in April after 10 instances of guns being fired in the Launceston area were reported to police in six weeks.
To date, at least 16 gun-related crimes have been recorded in the region this year.
In the first two months the taskforce had conducted 59 searches, seized 55 illegal guns and more than 1000 rounds of ammunition. Fifty people had also been charged.
A permanent gun amnesty had been in place and it was ramped up alongside the taskforce. It saw over 50 guns surrendered in one weekend.
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