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Forensic tests on motorcycle could link it to shooting

Police have found a motorcycle they believe was used in a city centre shooting over the weekend and have conducted forensic tests.

Two windows in former Premier Sir John Swan’s office building Seon Place were shattered by stray bullets as two gunmen on a motorcycle chased a third man down Reid Street around 3.50am on Saturday. No one was injured.

The incident happened across the street from Shine’s music club, although the owner, Wendell (Shine) Hayward told this newspaper he did not believe it had anything to do with his venue.

In a renewed appeal for witnesses yesterday, a police spokesman said: “Detectives from the Serious Crime Unit are continuing their investigations into the shooting that occurred outside Shine’s club on Reid Street in the early hours of Saturday morning at about 3.50am.

“Officers investigating the incident have recovered a motorcycle and other items that they believe were used in this crime. Forensic testing of these items has been conducted as detectives pursue lines of enquiry regarding the perpetrators, in order to bring them to justice.

He said police are keen to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the shooting and not yet spoken with the police, or anyone else with information.

Those with information that could help the investigation should call the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1365 or the Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.

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Published March 27, 2012 at 9:57 am (Updated March 27, 2012 at 9:56 am)

Forensic tests on motorcycle could link it to shooting

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